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.
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,
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.
Incorporating Good Environmental Science in the Current Organotin Regulatory Debate. A draft Assembly Resolution (Annex 21/1 I) prepared by the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of International Maritime Organization (IMO) was recently approved
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.
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.
Jeffboat recently announced the signing of a $3-million contract with Hines, Inc. to construct three large river-tank barges. The contract will accelerate plans to resume manufacturing at the Jeffersonville, Ind.- based shipyard. Construction
The American Ship Building Company of Tampa, Fla., following the recent completion of a $300-million, five-ship T-5 tanker contract for Ocean Products Tankers of Houston and the Military Sealift Command, has announced its intention to embark on two new major programs.
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
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,