The owner of a small inland tug company has no choice but to come in to the office every Saturday morning to update his fleet and load locations for his customers; he can't reliably update his crew with change orders as the tugs frequently travel in rural areas with no cell phone coverage.
In the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), signed into law on November 25, 2002, Congress directed the U.S. Coast Guard to. among other things, establish a vessel security plan requirement for appropriate vessels operating in United States waters.
Soros Associates, an international consulting engineering firm specializing in the planning, design, construction management of port developments and bulk handling systems, has announced the opening of its U.S. West Coast branch office in San Francisco at 50 California Street, Suite 3600.
This year. The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, celebrates its 60th anniversary. AWO members, representing the inland, coastal and harbor sectors of the industry, recently
As was the case when the Erika went down off the coast of France in late 1999, much (unwanted) attention has been focused on the classification society for the damaged product tanker Castor, in this case American Bureau of Shipping. Unlike the aforementioned example,
Norman Meyer has been appointed vice president of strategic systems for Sperry Division's Systems Management unit, Kurt Merl, vice president and general manager of the unit, has announced. Mr. Meyer, who had been manager of strategic sytems, will
RTM STAR (Simulation, Training, Assessment and Research) Center has announced the upgrade and modernization of its 247-degree "field-of-view" Full Mission Bridge Simulator. The simulator is located at STAR Center's Dania Beach, Fla., facility and
A new partnership, Blue Streak- Gulf Island Operations, has been formed to operate a fleet of self-propelled, self elevating offshore workboats. The partnership was formed by Blue Streak Marine, Inc., a selfelevating vessel operating company, Belle Chasse, La.
William B. Hubbard, former Sea-Land Service, Inc., executive, has been appointed to the newly created position of senior v i c e p r e s i d e n t - o p e r a t i o n s for American President Lines. Announcement of the appointment was made by D.
MaritimeDirect. an online information and e-commerce marketplace for the maritime shipping industry, has added new executives to its e-commerce team and expanded its global presence, supplementing its existing New York and Tokyo offices with a new office in Hong Kong.