MarAd Reorganizes Its Marketing, Domestic Shipping, Port Programs

The Maritime Administration has consolidated its marketing, domestic shipping, and port and i n t e r m o d a l programs, and restructured the management of its research and development activities This reorganization transfers responsibility for the Offices of Market Development and Port and Intermodal Development from the assistant administrator f or commercial development to a newly created assistant administrator for marketing and domestic enterprise. In addition, the Divisions of Domestic Ocean Shipping and Inland Waterways have been transferred from the Office of Ship Operations and regrouped into an Office of Domestic Shipping under the direction of the new assistant administrator.

The assistant administrator for commercial development has been redesignated the assistant administrator for research and development, with the Offices of Advanced Ship Development, Advanced Ship Operations, and Maritime Technology reporting to this a s s i s t a n t administrator. Under this change, the National Maritime Research Center in Kings Point, N.Y., will report to the director, Office of Advanced Ship Operations.

D e p u t y A s s i s t a n t Secretary Bruce McAllister has been designated acting assistant administrator for marketing and domestic enterprise, pending the appointment of a new assistant administrator. James A. Higgins has been named assistant administrator for research and development. James G. Gross will remain his deputy under the new title.

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