The Barge And Towing Industry — A Legislative Review — Dena L. Wilson, Director— Legislative Affairs Congress left Washington, D.C. for the first part of its summer recess after passing omnibus water resources legislation, H.R. 3678, on June 29, by a vote of 259-33.
C.E. (Matt) Matthews has been appointed national sales manager of Morse Controls, responsible for sales of both marine and industrial products. Announcing the appointment, Terry Carrell, president of Morse, commented: "The changing nature of today's
Workboats Northwest of Seattle, Wash., recently completed a 58-foot vessel, Lady Kimberly, that can quickly be converted from longliner to seiner, crabber, and tender for owner Kodiak Island fisherman Jim Peterson. Workboats Northwest president Bruce
Reco Crane Company of New Orleans, La., announced the promotion of Gary Hardin to general sales manager. Mr. Hardin, a veteran sales manager of the Xerox Corporation, joined Reco three years ago as assistant offshore operations manager. Reco,
*Editor's Note: In the spring of this year, a Symposium on the CALS Initiative was sponsored by the U.S. Maritime Resource Center at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point. This article gives a brief explanation of the subject and what its impact may be on industry.
Port of Portland (Oregon) Commission president Joseph M. Edgar recently announced the appointment of a citizens task force to aid Port staff in the preparation of a master plan to guide the development of Port marine terminals through the year 2000.
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.
Exxon Company, U.S.A. has completed installation of a sophisticated computer control system at the company's new Port Allen Lubricants (PAL) Plant in Port Allen, La. The new plant is scheduled to go into full operation next month. When completed
Tidewater Inc.'s marine subsidiary, Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., has completed an agreement to purchase a package of five vessels from Otto Candies, Inc. of Des Allemands, La. According to an announcement by John P. Laborde, Tidewater chairman and chief executive officer,
L&C Associates, dehumidification specialists, recently announced the completion of the installation of an innovative dehumidification, sealing, and monitoring system for the prepositioned, general cargo ship M/V Advantage, chartered to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) to carry cargo.