Seamen's Church Institute. New York. Water Street Gallery exhibits paintings by 20 maritime artists. Contact: (212) 349-9090.


American Association of Exporters and Importers. June 16. New York. Workshop on country of origin of textiles and apparel. Contact: Stuart Gerber, (212) 944-2230, or fax (212) 382-2606.

Import/Export Compliance Seminar. June 17. Oradell, N.J. Sponsored by Compliance Consultants Inc. Contact: Joan Bersch, (201) 967-7330.

Seamen's Church Institute of New York and New Jersey. June 18. New York. Annual Silver Bell Awards benefit dinner. Contact: Andrea Laine, e-mail: pr(AT) or (212) 349-9090, ext. 243.

New York County Lawyers' Association. June 18. New York. Committee on admiralty and maritime law of the association sponsors luncheon forum on ''Perspectives on Maritime Arbitration: Three Viewpoints.'' Henry E. Engelbrecht, president, Lexington Maritime Services Inc.; James D. Kleiner, partner, Piper & Marbury; and Robert A. Milana, partner, Kirlin, Campbell & Keating. Contact: (212) 267-6646, ext. 219.

American Trucking Associations. June 18. Arlington, Va. Presentation of contribution to America's Promise - the Alliance for Youth. Contact: Jacqueline Biddle, (703) 838-1913, or Sean Shields, (703) 838-1836.

Department of Transportation. June 18. Washington. Research and Special Programs Administration holds public meetings in preparation for the U.N. Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (Unscoe) to be held June 29-July 10 in Geneva, and to discuss U.S. positions on Unscoe proposals. Contact: Frist Wybenga, (202) 366-0656.

Duty Drawback Compliance Seminar. June 18. Oradell, N.J. Sponsored by Compliance Consultants Inc. Contact: Joan Bersch, (201) 967-7330.

Transportation Club of Detroit. June 19. Barbara O'Leary Wyman, consultant and trainer for Omnex discusses ''Key ISO 9000 Elements for Transportation Industry.'' Contact: Toni Pantano, (810) 776-2300.

Containerization and Intermodal Institute. June 22-23. Jacksonville, Fla. Southeast Conference and Shippers' Dialogue. Co-sponsored by the Jacksonville Port Authority. Contact: C&II, (973) 226-0160, or Jaxport, (904) 630-3070.

American Petroleum Institute. June 22-23. La Jolla, Calif. Annual tanker conference. Contact: Allie Chamberlain, (202) 682-8229.

American Society of Transportation and Logistics Inc. June 23. West Conshohocken, Pa. ''Mergers and Consolidations in Transportation'' is topic of dinner meeting. Contact: Charlie Hill, (215) 646-8694 or fax (215) 836-5954.

Transportation Club of Seattle. June 23. Seattle. Golf tournament. Contact: Gordon Neumiller, (206) 232-1911 or fax (206) 232-1911.

Greater Philadelphia Business Expo. June 24. Philadelphia. Held in conjunction with Business Expo. Contact: Barbara Saverino, e-mail bsaverino(AT) or (215) 790-3647.

Agriculture Transportation Meeting. June 26. San Francisco. Speakers to include Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Hal Creel, as well as speakers from Transpacific Westbound Rate Agreement, American Trucking Association, Union Pacific, Alliance for Rail Competition, Sea-Land Service Inc. Closed-door ''shippers only'' session to address harbor maintenance tax refunds, ocean shipping reform, truck weight legislation, rail competition, Automated Export Systems. Agricultural shippers, forwarders and transportation providers invited. Contact: AgTC, (415) 292-6222.

Western Dredging Association. June 28-July 2. World dredging convention. Contact: (360) 750-0209 or e-mail weda(AT) or fax (360) 750-1145.

International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations. June 30-July 4. Calgary, Alberta. Contact: (613) 562-3543.


Truck Size and Weight Limits. July 7, 8. Washington. Federal Highway Administration holds conference. Contact: Regina McElroy, (202) 366-9216, Megan Naranjo, (202) 366-0281, or Charles E. Medalen, (202) 366-1354.

Interlog '98. July 13-16. Chicago. ''Winning Implementation Strategies for Service, Parts, Logistics and Distribution'' is title of International Quality & Productivity Center conference. Contact: (800) 882-8684, or fax (973) 256-0205.

Department of Transportation. July 16. Washington. Research and Special Programs Administration holds public meetings to offer briefing on outcome of the U.N. Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, held in Geneva, and to prepare for the 20th session of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, scheduled for Dec. 7-18 in Geneva. Contact: Frist Wybenga, (202) 366-0656.

Defense Distribution Industry Day. July 16. Fort Belvoir, Va. Defense Logistics Agency is seeking proposals for the operation of three distribution facilities. Meeting at headquarters will provide information on these opportunities as well as solicit industry input to the procurement process. Contact: Deborah Raita (614) 692-4115, or e-mail Deborah_Raita(AT)

National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association. July 16-17. Washington. Sponsored by the Washington Campus. Contact: (202) 234-4446.

Transportation Research Board. July 19-22. Seattle. Annual summer ports, waterways and international trade conference. Contact: Joedy Cambridge, (202) 334-2167 or 3205, or fax (202) 334-2030.

Port and Terminal Operations. July 20-31; Oct. 19-30. Two-week course on workings of maritime port operations and intermodal transportation systems. Contact: Center for Global Logistics and Transportation, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, (516) 773-5165; e-mail: ce(AT); Internet:; or fax (516) 773-5353.