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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

 

American United Marine Wins Achievement Award For TFC Compactor Sales

American United Marine Corp. (AUMC), Saugus, Mass., has been awarded the Top Achievement Award in 1988 by TFC Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn., for sales of Pollution Packer waste compactors to the maritime industry. The award was presented to Peter and John Lombard,

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

Harriet Harrison New Chairman Of AWO Southern Region

The American Waterways Operators (AWO) recently announced the election of Harriet Harrison as chairman of the association's Southern Region. Mrs. Harrison is the first woman to ever be elected chairman of any of AWO's five regions. The fact that

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

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

Seminar Series Aims to Ensure Compliance

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,

NOR-FISHING '86 Trondheim, Norway, August 11-16

Nor-Fishing '86, the 11th International Fishery Fair to be held in Trondheim, Norway, August 11-16, has been fully booked, with the Nidaro Exhibition Hall filled to its maximum capacity, despite a space increase of 30 percent over 1984. Thus,

OPA 90 & the War on Terror

According to the USCG, oil spills have been reduced by roughly 90 percent since OPA90 was passed some 12 years ago. Encouraging, but statistics are often misleading. It would be a reasonable assumption that the oil that was spilled was a result

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

 
 
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