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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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,
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.
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