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
At the conclusion of his morning presentation that outlined the Defense Logistic Agency's (DLA) organization and operation, Maj. Gen. Joseph Morgan, USAF, DLA executive director for quality, received a barrage of questions, complaints, and comments
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.
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
Is there an electronic Oil Record Book in the future of the maritime industry? There could be. Will charters be negotiated and signed electronically? They can be, but they do not have to be. Will the new rules of electronic signatures and electronic
A new series of seminars, starting in July and ending in September, aims to educate the maritime community on fast developing new rules and regulations, and more importantly, on how these changes will affect individual companies. Starting in July and ending in September,
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,
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,
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.
Seaward International, Inc., Falls Church, Va., has been awarded an $860,000 contract for the installation, supervision, and training of an oil-spill protection program for the Jeddah Oil Refinery harbor area in Saudi Arabia. The refinery is operated by Petromin,