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
—Color Literature Available— Since delivering their first controllable- pitch propeller (CPP) systems to Menzer Werft for use aboard a new 22-knot police boat two decades ago, Schaffran Propeller Lehne & Co. GmbH & Co. KG, Liibeck, West Germany,
There is an element in our political tradition which holds that government is, and appropriately ought to be, the parent of industry. All protestation to the contrary government, like a parent, has the capacity to nuture, encourage, build up, level, discourage or ruin industry—its child.
B&W Shipyard, Copenhagen, Denmark, has completed the first of two Hamlet Multi-Flex ships of about 12,600-dwt for Sudan Shipping Line. The ship was named White Nile, after the river which joins the Blue Nile at the city of Khartoum, and which
An inter-industry working party — comprising the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Intercargo, Intertanko, ITOPF, ITF and OCIMF — has launched an Industry Code of Practice on Ship Recycling, outlining the measures which shipowners
The theoretical world ro-ro fleet container capacity is almost half that of the world containership fleet. This startling fact emerges from the new Register of Ro-Ro Vessels, just published by international shipping consultants, Westinform. It
Veson Computer Systems of New York, N.Y., which specializes in the design and installation of computerized marine management systems, is offering a media folder that contains literature on the various specially developed shipping programs it has available.
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.
Unitor Ships Service AS recently reported that its major stockholder, Hafslund of Norway (a major power, paper and medical holding company), has successfully completed the sale of its 44.5 percent share in Unitor to a number of individual Norwegian and U.
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