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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.

 

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

Robert W. Maceluch Named Controller At Ryan-Walsh Stevedoring

Robert W. Maceluch has been named controller of the Ryan- Walsh Stevedoring Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries. He will occupy offices in the Ryan-Walsh Center in Mobile, Ala. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Maceluch served as a consultant to Ryan-Walsh with the accounting firm of Pannell,

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

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

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.

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,

First American Asks Title XI On Two Bulk/Containerships

First American Bulk Carrier Corporation, Orange, Texas, has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two bulk/container vessels. First American, a new company owned by the Pension

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.

American Transport Asks Title XI On $17-Million Barge Conversion Work

American Transport, Inc. of Chicago has applied to the Maritime Administration for Title XI mortgage guarantee to aid in financing the conversion of four Great Lakes freighters into unmanned roll-on/ roll-off barges. The vessels are the Champlain and Cadillac,

 
 
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