Issue advocacy is the heart and soul of what a trade association does. A good trade association effectively promotes policies and programs which are beneficial to its members' interests, and it protects and defends its members from governmental initiatives which are harmful or senseless.
Wilton-Fijenoord B.V. in Schie- dam, Netherlands, has booked an order valued at Dfl 60 million (about $26.7 million) for the con- struction of two Customs Patrol Vessels for the Republic of China (Taiwan). These ships will have an overall length of 214.
In part one of a two-part series, William G. Schubert, the new U.S. Maritime Administrator (MarAd) speaks with H. Clayton Cook, Jr. about the current standing and future direction of maritime activities in the United States. Mr. Administrator, this
Sixty members and guests of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers were welcomed aboard the S/S Princess Louise for its recent meeting. Bill Hood, secretarytreasurer of the Section, conducted a
Either directly or through wholly owned subsidiaries, the Brazilian shipping company Docenave, the shipping arm of the State-owned Companhia Vale do Rio Doce mining company, has ordered 10 new bulkers totaling 1,535,200 dwt. Deliveries are scheduled between 1986 and 1988.
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of the Trinity Marine Group has delivered the 100-foot passenger and vehicle ferry Mark G. Goode to the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. It has joined six other ferries working between Port Aransas and Aransas Pass,
Non-Ferrous Bolt & Mfg. Co., Las Vegas, Nev., specializes in producing standard and non-standard fasteners in high temperature and corrosion- resistant metals. The company is offering free literature on its full range of fasteners. Non-Ferrous produces hex heads,
Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of IU International, has appointed Oscar D. Andersen executive vice p r e s i d e n t and named Alf Clausen vice president and technical director, it was announced by Kenneth A.B. Trippe, president. Mr.
Enserch Corporation of Dallas, Texas, has sold its wholly owned subsidiary, Samson Ocean Systems, Inc., to the company's management group of Stephen Swiackey, president and chief operating officer; Charles E. Smith, vice president of sales and marketing; and Daniel Dally,
Kawasaki Heavy I n d u s t r i e s , Ltd., a major Japanese firm, has agreed to endow a research fund at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a gift of $200,000. Kawasaki Heavy Industries is a machinery manufacturer whose principal business lines are ships,