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,
—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,
— 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
In October 1983, Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution, known as MARPOL 73/78, entered into force for the maritime and shipping industry. This convention concerns pollution from oil. The regulation was created to reduce operational discharges from ships,
Avondale Industries, Inc. and McDermott Incorporated recently announced that they have entered into a Letter of Intent for the sale of certain of the assets of Avondale's Offshore Division, located in Terrebonne Parish, La., that are used by Avondale in its offshore fabrication business.
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
First American Bulk Carrier Corporation, Orange, Texas, has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two bulk/container vessels. First American, a new company owned by the Pension
The world's largest submersible derrick barge, built by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for McDermott International, Inc., has been equipped with an advanced ballast control system supplied by Bailey Controls. The Bailey Network
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.
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