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THE GOVERNMENT AS PARENT TO INDUSTRY: PARTICIPATION OR BENIGN NEGLECT?

There is an element in our political tradition which holds that government is, and appropriately ought to be, the parent of industry. All protestation to the contrary government, like a parent, has the capacity to nuture, encourage, build up, level, discourage or ruin industry—its child.

 

New York Port Engineers Meeting Hears Paper on Computer Uses

The first meeting of the 1984-85 season for The Society of Marine Port Engineers (SMPE) New York, N.Y., Inc. was held at the Union Club in Hoboken, N.J. A good turnout of members and guests heard a presentation titled "Computer Applications for the Marine Port Engineer" by David A.

No Substitute for A Strong Navy

The President is proposing a much needed, and long overdue increase of $49 billion in his fiscal year 2003 budget for National Defense. What is astonishing is that this larger budget proposes slashing the Navy's shipbuilding procurement account

WEAKENING THE JONES ACT

— A Threat To Our Competitive Position — Most of us in the water freight transportation industry do not often think of the Jones Act and related cabotage laws as having much to do with the inland segment of the barge and towing industry, although clearly

Major U.S. Shipping Companies Form New Industry Association

Five major U.S.-flag carriers serving America's foreign commerce recently announced the formation of a new industry group, the United Shipowners of America (USA). The member firms—American President Lines, Crowley Maritime Corp., Farrell Lines, Lykes Bros.

CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS

SHIP-trans-PORT Symposium Rotterdam, Netherlands Sept. 6-10 Sponsored by the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) and the Port of Rotterdam to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both organizations. Contact: MARIN, P.O. Box 1555, 3000 BN Rotterdam, Netherlands, Tel.

Heightened Scrutiny On Ship Scrapping

Ever since two enterprising reporters for the Baltimore Sun decided, in 1997. to take a closer look at ship scrapping, first at a Baltimore shipyard dismantling a Navy ship, and subsequently an in depth review of scrapping conditions in Alang, India,

Alaska Barge Lines Begins New Service

Alaska Barge Lines (ABL), Inc., the new service begun by Seattle businessman Gordon D. McMillan and Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), Inc., recently had its first sailing out of the Port of Tacoma, Wash. ABL operates a flat deck barge transporting

No Leg Left to Stand On - An Obituary for MarAd?

Unless things change dramatically, I am writing as the last Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MarAd). At least the MarAd we have known, sometimes loved, but always needed for the last 50 years. As I look at the Administration's

L&C Associates Offers Brochure On Marine Dehumidification Service

L&C Associates, Inc. of North Hampton, N.H., an industry leader in the design and installation of dehumidification, sealing and monitoring systems for the marine market, is offering a free six-page fold-out brochure titled "The Complete Marine Dehumidification Service.

 
 
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