Crowley Maritime Celebrates 100 Years Of Service

A highly diversified maritime service company and owner of one of the world's largest privately-owned tug and barge fleets, Oakland, California- based Crowley Maritime Corporation is commemorating its centennial in 1992. Crowley Maritime began


Fred S. Sherman Elected AIMS Board Chairman

A key East Coast shipping executive, long active in U.S. maritime affairs, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for the next 12 months. He is Fred S. Sherman, chairman of the board, Marine Transport Lines, Inc.

R o l l - O n / R o l l - O f f And Container Carriers

A N e w Concept In M a r i n e Transport Is Seeded Only In Times Of Economic U p h e a v a l And Bears Fruit Only If It Is A d a p t a b l e To Economics Of A C h a n g i n g Pattern The most c h a l l e n g i n g and unique problem the naval architect faces

Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Dedicates Fast Supply Ship U.S.N.S. Denebola

Another of the U.S. Navy's T-AKR Class of fast supply ships, the USNS Denebola was dedicated recently at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company's yard in Chest e r , Pa. Congressman Dick Schulze (R-PA) was the keynote speaker at the ceremony and his wife, Nancy Schulze, christened the ship.

As Banks Step Down, Equipment Finance Companies Step Up

Shipowners are known for having distinct differences of opinion, but the one thing that all agree on is the importance of having access to capital. In an industry in which assets are generally bigticket items and operating margins can be thin,

MarAd Approves Noble-National Title XI 'Guarantee

The Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved in principle the application by Noble-National Joint Venture, 1924 South Utica, Suite 600, Tulsa, Okla., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing

Olympic Engine Selection Evokes Thoughts Of "Green"

When Olympic Tug & Barge was founded in 1987, owner Harley Franco had environmental responsibility on his mind. Early major oil tanker disasters southeast of Nantucket, Mass., near Galveston, Texas, and off the coasts of England and Mexico were influencing the

Seventeen Additional RRF Vessels Activated For Persian Gulf Crisis

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) recently announced that 17 additional Ready Reserve Force (RRF) vessels, which are maintained by MarAd, have been ordered into activation by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) to help support the U.S. military men and women in the Persian Gulf.

Erie Basin Bargeport Opens

New York Harbor has a new facility dedicated to berthing and servicing tugboats, barges and other commercial craft. The Erie Basin Marine Terminal was recently sold by the Port Authority of NY/NJ to Erie Basin Marine Associates, a joint venture

IMA To Publish Assessment Of Future U.S. Marine Market Growth —Commercial And Naval—

A 200+ page report providing the most comprehensive assessment yet made of the marine market will be published in December by International Maritime Associates, Inc. The report assesses the growth to occur in the future U.S. commercial marine and naval market.

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