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U.S. Market: Foundation for the Future

In part two 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. Cook: I'd like to pick up where we left off last time.

 

Port of Genoa Attracts New Container Business Under Innovative Leadership

—Free Brochures Offered— In 1984, the Port of Genoa was in need of a major restructuring. Under the burden of labor problems and obsolete systems, procedures and equipment, the port suffered critical financial losses. Today, under the adept and innovative guidance of Roberto D'Alessandro,

Shipyard Finds Safe Product Without Sacrificing Performance

The Bollinger Machine Shop & Shipyard in Lockport, La., is directing special attention to the ballast tanks on its ships. Since this shipyard constructs numerous vessels of every size, shape and purpose, a lot of ballast tanks are involved. Ballast

POSITION/LIMIT SENSING SOLUTIONS IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

Salt water is one of the toughest environments when it comes to exposed machinery. Common untreated metals are eroded in a matter of months and expensive equipment can become useless in half that time. One particularly vulnerable part of such

Fire Combat, Inc. Offers 10-Page Manual On Fire Suppression Systems

Fire Combat, Inc., Marinette, Wise., is offering a free 10-page product manual on their fire suppression systems (dry chemical, foam and halon), fire apparatus and custom systems engineering. The 10-page binder-type manual outlines the general

RGB Spectrum Announces New Flexible Scan Converter

RGB Spectrum, Berkeley, Calif., a leading manufacturer of videographic products and workstations and graphic displays, has introduced the new RGB/Videolink® 1450AX auto-sync scan converter that transforms high resolution computer graphics to television format.

Micronautics Offers Free Literature On Tide Predicting Software

Micronautics, Inc., Rockport, Maine, a firm which produces industrial grade seagoing software, is offering free literature on "TIDE.l Rise & Fall," a program for IBM PCs that predicts tides over 3,600 locations around the U.S. and Canada. TIDE.

MAJOR NAVY CONTRACTS

This special section includes major Navy contract awards issued between the dates of June 19 to August 6, 1986. For Navy contracts prior to these dates refer to MARITIME REPORTER, July 15, 1986 issue, "Major Navy Contracts," page 11. Contract awards from April 1 to June 17, 1986 are covered.

Alabama Launches ATB

Alabama Shipyard is hoping that last month's launching of its unique Articulated Tug Barge unit (ATB) for Reinauer Transportation signals the beginning of many more orders for the OPA 90 compliant product transporters. The company estimates that

Transforming a Transportation Company into A Successful e-Business

The maritime industry is at an historic crossroad — and the direction that companies take can determine whether their future is filled with success or failure. Consider this — maritime accounts for 96 percent of all transportation — driving much of the momentum of the world economy.

 
 
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