Waterways Council Praises Schubert

Friday, February 04, 2005
Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), the national public policy organization that advocates for a modern and well-maintained system of ports and inland waterways, today praised the three-and-a-half year tenure of U.S. Maritime Administrator (MarAd) Captain William G. Schubert, who announced his resignation, effective February 12.

Throughout his service to MarAd, Captain Schubert met regularly with WCI in Washington, DC, and devoted untold time and attention to the issues facing the inland waterways industry. Among his accomplishments, Captain Schubert developed a central web site repository within MarAd to catalogue all relevant inland waterways industry studies and data; commissioned a study on the national defense importance of the inland waterways industry to the Nation; coordinated the Department of Transportation’s response to the McAlpine lock closure this past summer; worked closely with the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. D.A. to promote the importance of inland waterways infrastructure to the United States; designed a study to assess the challenges, conditions, performance and needs of the inland waterways system in response to a $1 million appropriation by Congress in 2004, and more.

“Captain Schubert was a great ally to and advocate for the inland waterways industry throughout his years of service to MarAD. His work elevated the visibility and the importance of the inland waterways industry within the Department of Transportation and the entire federal government. For that, we are deeply grateful,” said Barry Palmer, President/CEO of Waterways Council, Inc.

“Waterways Council, Inc. looks forward to working closely on the issues critical to the inland waterways industry with MarAd Acting Administrator John Jamian, and to building on the momentum begun by Captain Schubert,” Palmer continued.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Delia Succeeds Schmidt as Ohmsett Program Manager

MAR Incorporated has named John Delia the Program manager for Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, succeeding Bill Schmidt who retired in December 2015.

SBM Offshore: US Authorities Reopen Corruption Probe

SBM Offshore, the world's top oil production ship leasing company, said on Wednesday that U.S. authorities had re-opened an inquiry into bribery allegations involving the Dutch company.

The Next Generation of Hull Performance Management

Hull performance monitoring solutions can offer significant fuel savings potential, a fact that is prompting growing interest from the maritime industry. To spur

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0885 sec (11 req/sec)