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IThe First Annual International Inland Waterways Conference & Trade Show

August 26-28, Louisville, Kentucky The first annual International Inland Waterways Conference and Trade Show will take place August 26-28 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. This conference and trade show, possibly

 

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.

Halter Delivers New Offshore Express Supply Boat

Built by Halter, the 166-foot Cameron Express (shown above) is operated by Offshore Express, Inc. of Houma, La., for Mesa Petroleum of Freeport, Texas. The first of three 166-foot liquid mud supply boats for the company, the Cameron Express is

Koomey Announces Management Changes—Dumas Named President

Koomey Inc. of Brookshire, Texas, has announced changes and additions in its management. Jerry D. Dumas has been elected president and chief executive officer. He was formerly president and CEO of Hughes Drilling Fluids, a Grace/ Hughes Tool Company joint venture.

Major U.S. Shipping Companies Form New Industry Association

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.

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

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,

Marco-Seattle Awarded Cargo Ship Conversion

Sunmar Shipping, Inc. has awarded a contract to Marco-Seattle for the conversion of the M/V Sunmar Sea from a general cargo vessel to a modern refrigerated vessel to be used in the trade between Alaska and the U.S. West Coast. According to Sunmar president Hans W.

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

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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