Excerpted from a speech to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting AWO is the National Trade Association representing over 300 members active in various facets of the inland and coastal barge and towing business.
Apart f r om t h e 24 major deepsea shipyards, t h e r e exists a segment of the U.S. maritime indust r y composed of more than 300 small- and medium-sized commercial shipyards located throughout t h e nation on t h e East, West, and Gulf Coasts,
Event Scheduled For September 26-28 Some 400 business, civic and waterway leaders are expected to participate in the National Waterways Conference's 1990 annual meeting when the organization will mark its 30th anniversary. The meeting is scheduled
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.
Equitable Shipyards, Inc. has launched the first of 39 coal-carrying hopper barges for the Indiana Michigan Power Company, Ft. Wayne, Inc., signifying the rebirth of the shipyard which had closed since 1985. The 195-foot by 35-foot by 12-foot barge is the first of 15 of its size,
As new rules now on the drawing boards go into effect—probably within the next two years—operators of barges carrying gasoline and other petroleum products will find it necessary to ensure that their vessels are vapor tight. Oceangoing tankers
Dixie Carriers, Inc., a subsidiary of Kirby Exploration Company, Inc., has entered into a multiyear agreement with Odfjell Westfal- Larsen Tankers of Bergen, Norway, for the construction and operation of three specialty tank barges. The barges, to be constructed by Platzer Shipyard, Inc.
The tug and barge industry plays a major role in the local economy, but unless you live or work along the banks of the nation's waterways, you might not realize what's happening when all those huge lumbering barges float by the shoreline, loaded with who-knows-what,
Microbial growth in fuel flourishes in the warmer months of the year, which can cause a variety of equipment problems, such as injector deposits; fuel filter plugging; ignition trouble; smoke; and leaking storage tanks due to microbial byproducts causing rust and corrosion.
The National Waterways Conference, Inc., advocates fair and evenhanded Federal navigation policies. It is the only waterway organization which directs practically all of its resources into the policy arena, working for adequate funding for navigation