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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

 

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

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

The USCG, MTSA '02 and IMO - The New Faces of Security

The U.S. maritime world is rapidly changing direction as security becomes an ever larger and more important issue to the federal government. We have seen the Department of Homeland Security created, the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 become law,

Parker Towing Announces Administrative Changes

Tim Parker Sr., chairman of the board, and Tim Parker Jr., president of Parker Towing Company, have announced the promotion of Charles A. Haun to senior vice president, operations, and the addition of Edward W. Peterson as vice president, sales.

Alaska Barge Lines Begins New Service

Alaska Barge Lines (ABL), Inc., the new service begun by Seattle businessman Gordon D. McMillan and Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), Inc., recently had its first sailing out of the Port of Tacoma, Wash. ABL operates a flat deck barge transporting

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 Awards IMODCO Development Contract For Portable SPM

The United States Navy has signed a contract with IMODCO, a unit of AMCA International Corporation, for the development of a portable Single Point Mooring catenary buoy for quick deployment in support of naval amphibious operations. A major specification

Ursini Appointed Vice President-General Manager Of Skagit Products

LTV Energy Products Company has announced the appointment of Donald M. Ursini as vice president- general manager of the company's Skagit Products operation in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. A unit of LTV's Drilling Equipment Division, Skagit is a leading manufacturer of winches,

$19.9-Million Contract Awarded Tracor By Navy

Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, has received a multiyear contract from the U.S. Navy Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, St. Inigoes, Md., to provide engineering support services for test and evaluation programs. William C. Moyer, Ph.D., group vice president of Tracor Applied Sciences,

 
 
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