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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,

 

Welcome The Little Black Box

There is a groundswell of commitment for mandating the installation of "black boxes" aboard ships, so that in the in the unlikely case of a disaster, history will not repeat itself. At an estimated cost of $75,000 to $150,000 per ship, however, safety

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

MM A Meeting Draws Immediate Return Engagement By DLA's General Morgan

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

M o r m a c Ship Saves Fuel W i t h Westinghouse C o n t r o l System — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le

The S.S. Mormacsun, a tanker owned by Moore MacCormack Lines, Bulk Transport Inc., is burning $168 in fuel less per day utilizing combustion trim control systems manufactured by Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Combustion Control Division, headquartered in Orrville,

American Transport Asks Title XI On $17-Million Barge Conversion Work

American Transport, Inc. of Chicago has applied to the Maritime Administration for Title XI mortgage guarantee to aid in financing the conversion of four Great Lakes freighters into unmanned roll-on/ roll-off barges. The vessels are the Champlain and Cadillac,

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,

Comsat To Provide Low-Cost Standard-C Messaging Service

Comsat Maritime Services recently announced its intention to provide a new, low-cost satellite data and messaging service, known as Standard-C, through its two coast earth stations and the International Maritime Satellite Organization (Inmarsat).

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

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

 
 
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