Congress, in late October, appropriated $900 million to fund a new fast sealift program. When added to the $375 million remaining from last year, a total of $1.3 billion is now available for initiating a major ship construction effort. High priority has
The 99th Congress was sworn into office in 1985 with perhaps its primary challenge to control the spiralling federal deficit. Members of the House of Representatives and Senate, both Democrats and Republicans, and the President, expressed their
The Coast Guard is attempting to simplify and improve the licensing regulations for all commercial vessel personnel. The proposed amendments in CGD81-059 offer a license structure with career patterns for persons serving on all waters and on all kinds of vessels,
Who's on first? Which U.S. port handled the most tonnage in 1990? Well, if you said New Orleans, Los Angeles, or New York/New Jersey, you're wrong. According to preliminary data recently released by the Port of South Louisiana, the port handled 189.
Seaworthy Systems, Inc., of Essex, Connecticut, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point Yard have announced an innovative vessel design intended for Jones Act trade routes. The vessel's capacity is based on the carriage of 774 forty-foot
By retrofitting its largest pier with a dual-mounted fender system, NORSHIPCO, Norfolk, Va„ can easily work on ship sides more than 1,200 feet long without damaging or marking either the ship or the pier. The marine tendering system, called Delta, designed by Uniroyal, Inc.
A.B. Kurz, chairman of the American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, commonly known as the American Club, announced at the recent annual meeting that Central Gulf Lines had joined the organization. The addition of
Robert J. Brennan of New Orleans, La., has been elected executive vice president of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., it was announced by chairman Joseph T. Lykes Jr. Mr. Brennan is also a member of the Lykes board of directors. As executive vice president,