The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) honored its immediate past chairman, George J. Fegert, president of Gretna Machines & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., at a recent meeting in Washington, D.C. Mr. Fegert, an active supporter of AWSC since its inception in 1976,
Crude Carriers & Product Tankers and Barges OPA '90 requires the complete replacement of single hulled tank ves- sels to be used in the U.S. petroleum crude and product carrier and related trades in five-year intervals at the end of 2005, 2010 and 2015.
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,
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.
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
"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
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,
American Transport, Inc. of Chicago has applied to the Maritime Administration for Title XI mortgage guarantee to aid in financing the conversion of four Great Lakes freighters into unmanned roll-on/ roll-off barges. The vessels are the Champlain and Cadillac,
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.
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