Merchant Marine Fleet Replacement Problems, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries...89-2, June 6, 7, 1966

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Halaman 13 - Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, the Secretary of State...
Halaman 4 - ... the physical operations in Vietnam. CASL, as our committee is generally known, is an association of 13 US-flag steamship lines operating cargo and passenger services on essential international trade routes under wage differential contracts with the US Government. US-flag liner shipping has performed well in competitive international trade, with US participation averaging 37 percent of the revenue and 32 percent of the cargo deadweight tonnage in the ocean liner trades. Liner performance is sometimes...
Halaman 13 - Council, published a report on "the role of the US merchant marine in national security," more commonly known as "Project Walrus." The authors stated that a continuation of the trend of the US decrease in carriage of its own maritime trade is completely unacceptable to the needs of national security. Mr. Chairman, today approximately 7 per cent of our trade is carried in US flag ships. Compare this to the...
Halaman 58 - ... their people are aware, contrary to the situation in the United States. Therefore, US-flag lines have a very "hard row to hoe" on commercial cargo. It would be desirable, in principle, to give US-flag subsidized lines more freedom to complete in and out of the established trade routes. However, while some lines would, no doubt, welcome this, others would not, and this would require discussion and negotiation with already subsidized lines who have...
Halaman 58 - Doesn't it indicate that objectives which are good in themselves are being sought in a confused and uncoordinated way, and that our Maritime Administration should be drawing these things together and implementing a constructive program of coordination and implementation in the most sensible way to reach the desired objectives? If some of our Government departments are critical of the results achieved by our subsidized lines, or want bold new concepts worked into our merchant marine of the future,...
Halaman 58 - Would it not be better to have private industry build the FDL vessels and operate them in peacetime rather than to have the Department of Defense in effect building its own merchant fleet to support its activities. I feel sure the steamship industry in collaboration with the Department of Defense can build into the ships in a forwardlooking merchant marine program all the features that are desirable for military availability in an emergency. equipment on a war-built vessel.
Halaman 15 - The report was submitted 7 years ago, but much of it is still current. Even then it was apparent that the threat of Communist intentions to utilize their shipping as a weapon in the politicaleconomic cold war was well understood. Allen Dulles, the Director of the CIA, summed up the threat in these words : . . . they (the Soviets) will buy anything, trade anything, and dump anything if it advances Communism and helps destroy the influences of the west.
Halaman 58 - ... foreign buyers of our exports are in position to require shipment in vessels of their flags. All other countries with merchant marines not only reserve all their government cargo for their vessels, but also do their utmost to bring about shipment of commercially financed export freight from this country in vessels of their flags. Even the national consciousness of the importance of their merchant marines in the smaller maritime countries leads their buyers to route their cargo to their own flag...
Halaman 54 - ... Corp. was owned by McLean Industries, Inc. In May 1965, 100 percent of the stock was acquired by Waterman Industries Corp., whose stock is owned by my brother, EP Walsh, the president of Waterman Steamship Corp., and I, and members of our family group. Waterman now owns 15 US-flag war-built C-2-type vessels which are operated in unsubsidized liner service in a number of essential trade routes in the foreign commerce of the United States. Waterman also operates some chartered vessels in its various...
Halaman 20 - ... and President of the United States Lines. Mr. Rand will speak later on the economic aspects of the merchant marine. I am also accompanied by Mr. Edwin A. Wester, vice president of Pacific Far East Lines, and Mr. Wester will particularly address himself later to the physical operations in Vietnam. CASL, as our committee is generally known, is an association of 13 US-flag steamship lines operating cargo and passenger services on essential international trade routes under wage differential contracts...

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