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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

 

Tideland Introduces New Buoy Design For Deepwater Applications

Tideland Signal Corporation of Houston, Texas, has introduced the new SAB-12 Sentinel Articulated Buoy. According to the manufacturer, the buoy has outstanding station- keeping capabilities and may be deployed where water depth makes placement of a fixed structure impractical.

THE GOVERNMENT AS PARENT TO INDUSTRY: PARTICIPATION OR BENIGN NEGLECT?

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.

Ulstein Delivers Two Tug/Supply Vessels To Norwegian Owners

Ulstein Hatloe A/S in Ulsteinvik, Norway, recently completed two identical tug/supply standby and service vessels for Norwegian owners. The Gullbas (photo) was delivered to Saevik Supply Management of Fosnavaag, and the Troms Skarven to Troms Fylkes Dempskibsselskap of Tromsoe.

Thor-Lube Stern Tube Bearing System on Shell LNG Carrier

Shell Gas & Power has accepted delivery of the first oil-free Thor-Lube stern tube bearing system built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) of South Korea. This second generation oil free Thor-Lube stern tube bearing system developed by Thordon Bearings features TL3G,

Leslie Controls Introduces New SDM 5000 Flow Computer

—Literature Available— The Commander SDM 5000 Flow Computer, a total energy management information center for calculating pressure and temperaturecompensated flow, has been introduced by Leslie Controls, Inc., Tampa, Fla. The new unit is designed to be used as a stand-alone flow computer,

AWO A New Look At ADVOCACY AND INFLUENCE IN WASHINGTON

"In the wars currently being fought over laws and regulations in Washington, the weapons of advocacy aren't always traditional." In the old days one could argue that in the years before muchneeded reforms were instituted, a well-connected lobbyist

New Report Confirms Fuel Efficiency In All Transport Modes

John M. Donnelly Jr., chairman of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), has announced the release of a new comparative energy efficiency report for freight transportation by truck, railroad, and inland barge. The AWO chairman said that the study,

New USCG Pollution Prevention Requirements Effective October 2

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that new requirements concerning prevention of pollution from ships will become effective on October 2, 1983. For some U.S. shipowners and operators the new rules will mean changes in operating procedures and for others new equipment will be required.

New Marine Overcoat Sea-Slide™ Increases Speed, Saves Fuel

—Literature Available Hydromer, Inc., has developed a water-based urethane drag-reducing overcoat called Sea- Slide™. Designed for the commercial market, it is an easy-to-apply finish that reduces friction between the boat's hull and the surrounding water

 
 
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