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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

 

Tanker Management Firm Promotes Nichols

Alexis Nichols (Nicolacopoulos) has been named vice president of Brokerage & Management Corp., 76 Beaver Street, New York, N.Y. 10005, it was announced by G. Callimanopulos, president. Mr. Nichols joined Brokerage & Management in 1972 as operations manager.

Four Directors Elected At Levingston Industries

Edward E. Paden, president of Levingston Industries, Inc., announced the election recently of Jesse M. Calhoon, Jim I. Graves, Ned J. Marandino, and Rear Adm. Charles N. Payne, USN (ret.) to the board of directors of Levingston Industries, Inc., a Texas-based corporation.

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

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

Advanced Fiber Technology From Allied-Signal Division Improves Marine Rope Performance

—Free Literature Available— Two recent fiber innovations, Caprolan 2000 nylon with SeaGard™, and Spectra high-performance fibers are now available from leading rope manufacturers for heavy-duty marine applications. Both of these fibers are produced exclusively by Allied Fibers,

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

$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,

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.

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,

 
 
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