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.


Do increased Tax Revenues' Translate Into Higher Waterways User Taxes?

In March, Transportation Secretary Samuel K. Skinner unveiled his much ballyhooed national transportation strategy. It proposed dramatic shifts in the responsibility for the nation's harbors, waterways and other transportation modes: State and


The bombshell provided by Canada's April 1989 budget completely overshadowed any definitive review of 1988, with respect to Canada's shipyards and associated marine manufacturing and supply industries. I'll return to this dramatic issue after a quick look at the year ending on December 31,

Ship Graveyard

Imagine earning $1.25 a day to wade through knee-deep mucky waters on a beach in Bangladesh, to dismantle enormous ships with little more than hand tools. This practice is conducted every day by Bangladeshi laborers who work as ship breakers. These vessels,

House Approves $ 1.35 Billion For Maritime Reform

Money raised by increasing duty on ships visiting U.S. ports The final piece of a comprehensive, bipartisan initiative authored by Rep. Gerry E. Studds(D-Mass.) to reform and revitalize the U.S. maritime industries was approved by a vote of 294 to 122 by the U.

Salvors Forge Their Way into the Future

Maritime Reporter solicited the opinions of two of the leading marine salvage companies to discover trends and challenges facing marine operators in the near future. The 2003 National Maritime Salvage Conference, sponsored by American Salvage Association (ASA),

Tracor Marine Awarded $3.6-Million Navy Contract

A $3.6-million contract to conduct acceptance testing of sonobuoys for the United States Navy has been awarded by the Naval A v i o n i c s Center, Indianapolis, Ind., to Tracor Marine, Inc., Port Everglades, Fla., subsidiary of Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas.

Singapore Introduces Tax Plan To Lure Foreign Shipowners

The Singapore Government recently announced a tax exemption plan for foreign shipping companies in a move to encourage owners to relocate to the country. The announcement came on the heels of a similar action by Canada. Singapore's plans were announced by its finance minister Richard Hu,

Marine coatings & corrosion control

Manufacturers and suppliers of marine coatings and other corrosion- prevention measures continue to improve their products and services. In the important area of reducing fuel consumption, a new generation of self-polishing, antifouling hull coatings,

Kings Point Reports Its Scholars Program 'Progressing Well'

After two years of operation, the Kings Point Scholars Program, which offers outstanding seniors at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., the opportunity to research a subject of current interest to the maritime industry,

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