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Congressman John M. Murphy Presented With Maritime Industry's 'AOTOS' Award

P r e s e n t a t i o n of the coveted AOTOS (Admiral of the Ocean Sea) Award was made to Congressman John M. Murphy, Chairman of the Merchant Marine & Fisheries Committee, for his distinguished service to the maritime industry. The award was

 

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

Jackup Rig For West Africa Launched At Promet Yard

A BMC-300 design jackup rig ordered by West African Drilling Investment was launched recently at the Singapore yard of Promet Private Limited. When delivered in early 1984 the $50-million rig Nengue Sika ("silver island" in Gahonese) will be drilling for Elf Gabon off the coast of Gabon.

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

AMP Offers Low-Cost M e t h o d Of M a r i n e Cable S p l i c i n g — L i t e r a t u r e O f f e r ed

The AMP Marine Cable Splicing Kit from AMP Products Corporation, Valley Forge, Pa., provides the marine industry with an advanced wiring method for modular shipbuilding, jumboizing and repairs. According to the manufacturer, the AMP splicing system is the first safe,

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

New Report Confirms Fuel Efficiency In All Transport Modes

John M. Donnelly Jr., chairman of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), has announced the release of a new comparative energy efficiency report for freight transportation by truck, railroad, and inland barge. The AWO chairman said that the study,

American Welding Society Announces Spring Welding Education Seminar Series

The American Welding Society has announced that its spring 1988 Welding Education Seminar Series of six seminars will be presented between January 11, 1988 and April 8,1988, in 16 cities around the country. In addition, four special Seminar/ Certified

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.

C a t e r p i l l a r Announces N e w M a r i n e Diesel Propulsion System Support Programs

C a t e r p i l l a r M a r i n e Support Programs Help Lower O p e r a t i n g Costs Engine parts and service support for Caterpillar Marine Systems is available through a network of more than 300 marine-oriented dealer locations servicing more than 1,000 ports worldwide.

 
 
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