Port facilities and Shipping companies are rushing to comply with new international and national maritime security requirements. The ISPS (International Ship and Port Security) and the U.S. maritime security requirements mandate security assessments, plans and training of security personnel.
In his year-end statement, Edwin M. Hood, president and board chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of America, a national trade association representing the nation's major commercial shipyards and suppliers of marine equipment and materials, stated, in part: "U.
The Maritime Administration has commissioned a study to determine whether wind-powered ships could compete effectively with conventionally powered merchant ships, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Samuel B. Nemirow announced recently. MarAd, an agency of the U.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is considering establishing a nationwide transportation worker identification system under which workers in all transportation modes would carry "smart cards" to verify their identity and control their access to vessels and transportation facilities.
F.X. McNerney, Director of the Maritime Administration's Central Region, announced that George T. Bornkessel has been named Region Port Development Officer in the Office of Port and Intermodal Development in New Orleans, La. In his new assignment, Mr.
Secretary of Commerce Juanita M. Kreps has announced the award of a $28,542,000 contract to Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., to construct three breakbulk cargo ships for American Atlantic Shipping, Inc. of New York, N.Y. The Maritime Administration (MarAd), an agency of the U.
E-business means doing business on the Internet. This can include any business process — to include buying and selling, which is known as E-commerce. The arranging for transport by sea or the buying and selling of things needed for ships that sail
U.K.-based international shipyard consultants A and P Appled o r e ( A P A ) have sold t h e i r shipbuilding technology survey technique to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration. The survey technique is a system developed by