Shipping Executives To Review Maritime Policy At Oakland Conference

Shipping industry leaders will gather at the rim of the Pacific Basin late this month to outline their views on the shape of a progressive national maritime policy at the 3rd Annual Port of Oakland International Transportation Conference Oct. 25 and 26.

Dravo Awarded Navy Contract To Rehabilitate Crane At Portsmouth Yard

Dravo Wellman Company, a unit of Dravo Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa., which provides bulk materials-handling equipment, systems and engineering, has received a contract for an extensive crane rehabilitation project at the U.S. Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.

McDermott Scotland Gets $ 8 5 + Million Order For Offshore Jacket & Modules

McDermott International, Inc. of New Orleans recently announced that its McDermott Scotland unit has received a telex of intent from Marathon Oil, U.K., Ltd. for a contract valued at more than $85 million to fabricate an 18,000-metricton offshore platform jacket and two 4,

Satellite Communications

MTN Adds Flex To Communications In maritime satellite communications, continuous, uninterrupted service is paramount. In development at this time is a revolutionary stabilized antenna system that will simultaneously transmit on C and Ku band and in both linear and circular polarity.

Continuous Synopsis Record

One of the numerous provisions in the December 2002 amendments to the International Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS Convention) requires ships subject to the Convention to maintain a continuous synopsis record as of July 1, 2004. All is not going smoothly though.

Future Opportunities And Problems Of The Barge Industry

The energy and cost effectiveness of barging supports an upbeat outlook for the industry, but "nothing succeeds without effort and nothing can be taken for granted," a leading barge executive said in speaking to a Houston, Texas, Marine Insurance Seminar.

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