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Maritime Industry Gets A New Act

After two years of machinations within Congress, involving various federal agencies and with some input from the private sector, the United States finally has a Maritime Transportation Security Act. This measure, when fully implemented, will impose

 

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.

The USCG, MTSA '02 and IMO - The New Faces of Security

The U.S. maritime world is rapidly changing direction as security becomes an ever larger and more important issue to the federal government. We have seen the Department of Homeland Security created, the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 become law,

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

John Gaughan Named To New Maritime Post

Maritime Administrator Harold E. Shear has announced the appointment of John Gaughan to the newly created post of Director of External Affairs of the Maritime Administration, an agency within the Department of Transportation. Mr. Gaughan will

Canadian Government Actions Hold Promise Of Future Upturn

REVIEW AND OUTLOOK The year 1982 began with a relatively healthy amount of work in hand but a weak order book. CSSRA yard employment reached a 10-year high of 14,200 in March but by December this had become a 10-year low of 8,500, a drop of 5,700 people or 40 percent of the work force.

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

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,

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

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,

 
 
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