Maritime Administrator Praises Work To Improve Security, Efficiency

Thursday, May 16, 2002
Maritime Administrator Captain William G. Schubert praised progress being made by an advisory group on recommendations to improve the nation's marine transportation system and enhance its security. During a two-day session in New Orleans that concluded Tuesday, the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) endorsed the work of its SEA-21 working group and said it planned to finalize its recommendations by the end of July.

"The council wants to work on the specific language of their recommendations to make sure they are as clear and productive as possible,” said Administrator Schubert. “We certainly appreciate the efforts of all involved.” The largest group of the draft recommendations focuses on security. They include defining jurisdictions and responsibilities, implementing landside and waterside access controls, emphasizing information systems to screen ships, and establishing international maritime security standards. Other recommendations address:

An integrated approach to infrastructure investment, including inland waterways infrastructure improvements;

Standards for automated identification technology systems for cargo and equipment tracking;

Career promotion and job security to ensure a stable and qualified workforce;

Ballast water standards; and

Efforts to streamline the process for implementing marine transportation system projects.

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Hornbeck Offshore Ride High on Q2 2014 Results

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. has announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.  Following are highlights for this period and excerpts

BAE Systems Awarded Two Navy Contract Modifications

The US Department of Defense informs it has awarded separate contracts to BAE Systems in Jacksonville and in Norfolk for ship repairs and modifications as follows: 1.

DW to Present at Upcoming Floating LNG 2014, Houston

Douglas-Westwood (DW) says that its manager in Houston, Andrew B. Meyers will be joining the speakers on the platform at the upcoming 27th-30th October 2014 'Floating

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1243 sec (8 req/sec)