"One of the greatest ironies of today's world is that the United States, which needs both a powerful Navy and a strong and economically viable U.S.-flag merchant marine, has permitted both to languish," U.S. Congressman Elwood H. Hillis of Indiana,
The Port of Portland (Ore.) Commission recently elected Joseph M. Edgar its president for 1980. Mr. Edgar has served on the commission since August 1973, and was president in 1977. Other officers for the nine-member board elected at the regular meeting were Alan Green Jr.
At the 55th Annual Meeting of the Shipbuilders Council of America, four Regional vice presidents were elected, as follows: for the Atlantic Coast—P. Takis Veliotis, president and general manager, Quincy Shipbuilding Division, General Dynamics Corporation; for the Great Lakes—Thomas J.
Gastech 78, the sixth LNG/ LPG meeting in the series, will be held from November 7-10, 1978, in the new Spelugues Conference Centre in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The meeting thus returns to Europe, following the outstandingly successful Gastech 76
Bills to combat foreign shipbuilding subsidies and to impose access fees on users of the Federal Maritime Commission's computerized shipping rate-filing system were approved recently by the House's tax-writing committee. Action on the foreign