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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

 

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

ABS President Discusses Bulk Carrier Safety

ABS President and CEO, Robert Somerville recently discussed Bulk Carrier Safety at a conference in London. His speech, in part, follows. It was in the tumultuous period when the tanker industry was still trying to adjust to OPA90, to the mandate for double hulls,

Kiene Diesel Accessories' New Injector Puller Saves Time And Money

Kiene Diesel Accessories, Inc. of Addison, 111., has introduced a new diesel fuel injector puller that prevents accidental sleeve removal and coolant leakage. The compact, new S-1100 injector puller is especially effective for tight, in-chassis

USS Safeguard Commissioned At Peterson Builders' Sturgeon Bay Yard

The USS Safeguard (ARS-50), the lead ship of the new Auxiliary Rescue/Salvage class vessel built by Peterson Builders, Inc., was recent- ly commissioned at PBI's Sturgeon Bay, Wise. yard. It was the first U.S. Navy ship commissioning held in Sturgeon Bay since the early 1940s,

Navy Plans To Develop ASW Minisubmarine Fleet At Cost Of $5 Billion

The U.S. Navy and five military contractors are reportedly developing a $5-billion fleet of robotic minisubmarines for a number of import a n t Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW), underwater intelligence and military missions. According to a recent report,

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,

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

Stellar Technology's Battleship Spare Parts Depot Locates In Camden

Edward J. McManimon Jr., chairman of the South Jersey Port Corporation, and John J. Noonan, president of Stellar Technology Corporation, have announced the lease by the Port Corporation of 80,000 square feet of warehouse space to Stellar. Aggregate

New Register Shows Ro-Ro Fleet Much Larger

The theoretical world ro-ro fleet container capacity is almost half that of the world containership fleet. This startling fact emerges from the new Register of Ro-Ro Vessels, just published by international shipping consultants, Westinform. It

 
 
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