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Monday, February 22, 2021
William Tillman Recaptures the Schooner S.J. Waring
Blog

Black History Month – From Cook To Captain To Hero, The Incredible Story Of William Tillman

William Tillman was the first black hero of the American Civil War. He was not a soldier but rather a 27-year-old cook-steward on the schooner S.J. Waring. Here is his...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 1569

Friday, February 12, 2021
Dr. Gladys West inducted into Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame
Navy

Meet The Navy’s GPS Pioneer Dr. Gladys West

Looking back on the legacies of some of the amazing women who have contributed to the field of technology at sea. Trailblazers in their fields, these women broke down barriers,...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 4488

NAvy 3d Printed Radar Array
Navy

US Navy Tests 3D Printed Radars

by Kevin McAndrews (U.S. Navy) U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) experts created and tested 3D-printed antennas, arrays, and parts to advance radar technology at sea. Radar systems perform critical functions...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 2066

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Navy

Black History Month – Meet The US Navy’s First Female African-American Officers

by Adam Bisno (US Navy History Command) Quite suddenly, and contrary to expectations, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt agreed to reopen the Navy to African-American women in October 1944. Not since World...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 1918

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Ports

A Light Bulb Moment for Port and Terminal Development

By Rory McBride –  Future gazing is integral to the evolution of the shipping industry, with discussions on the terminal of tomorrow and fleet of the future capturing people’s imagination....

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 1348

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
golden-13-black officers us-navy
Navy

Golden 13 – The First Black Officer Training Course

In January 1944, there were nearly 100,000 Black Sailors in the United States Navy, but none were officers. That would change when a group of sixteen Black enlisted men were...

February 3, 2021
Total Views: 2386

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Navy

America’s First Black Sailors

“British gold and promises of personal freedom served as futile incentives among the Negroes of the American Navy; for them, the proud consciousness of duty well done served as a...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 2405

Friday, January 22, 2021
maersk blockchain
Shipping

Is Blockchain’s Role in Supply Chain Logistics Overhyped?

By Johnny Walker (Holo Sail Holdings) – After years of discussions on the need of data sharing and autonomous digital processing of data into actions, we are still searching for...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 3051

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Shark at the wreck of the USS Tarpon
Blog

How Are Shipwrecks Found And Protected In United States Waters?

By NOAA – Shipwrecks are the stuff of epic tales and imagination. Some sank in battle, some in transit. They were war machines, whalers and luxury cruise liners. Their doomed...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 7011

Friday, January 15, 2021
Shipping

Biden Transition: Climate, Cabotage and Competition

This article is part of a series by Holland & Knight’s Transportation & Infrastructure Industry Sector Group leading up to President-elect Biden’s Jan. 20, 2021 inauguration, with insights into the likely impacts on industry...

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 2831

Friday, January 8, 2021
Shipping

Steady as She Goes: Three Expectations for the U.S Coast Guard Under the Biden Administration

This article is part of a series by Holland & Knight’s Transportation & Infrastructure Industry Sector Group leading up to President-elect Biden’s Jan. 20, 2021 inauguration, with insights into the...

January 8, 2021
Total Views: 11033

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Defense

Why in this COVID-Ridden World Would Anyone Ever Want to Become a Naval Officer? Here’s a few reasons…

By CAPT Roy Love, USN I can’t for the life of me understand why the Navy is not getting sufficient applicants for Navy ROTC scholarships. Each year, hundreds of scholarships...

December 30, 2020
Total Views: 7494

Thursday, December 10, 2020
port of long beach
Ports

World Shipping Council: Assessing the COVID Cargo Crunch

(World Shipping Council) – To say that current trade conditions are challenging would be an understatement, particularly in North America, which is experiencing an unprecedented surge in imports from Asia. ...

December 10, 2020
Total Views: 2103

Friday, November 20, 2020
cargo ships underway
Shipping

Opinion: Australia’s New Crew Change Policy is Neat, Plausible… And Wrong

By Shipping Australia – Shipping Australia is very concerned about the ongoing crisis caused by a lack of crew changes. Hundreds of thousands of people are trapped at sea and hundreds...

November 20, 2020
Total Views: 2865

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
USS Cole Ceremony
Defense

OPED: Captain Of The USS Cole Reflects On The 20th Anniversary Of The Bombing

  As a former commanding officer of USS Cole (DDG 67), Adm. Christopher W. Grady led the ship through its first overseas deployment following the Oct. 12, 2000 terrorist attack...

October 14, 2020
Total Views: 35

Monday, September 28, 2020
Book: The Captain, The Missionary, and the Bell
Blog

Book Review: The Captain, The Missionary, and the Bell: The Wreck of the Steamship Atlantic

By Dr. Craig E. Philip (OpEd) In January of 1996, as President of Ingram Barge Company, I walked into the main lobby of the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) for the first...

September 28, 2020
Total Views: 47

Friday, September 4, 2020
Inland Waterway Barge ZULU 2
Blog

Why We Need To Rethink Inland Waterways

Op-Ed by Antoon Van Coillie (Blueline Logistics) A tsunami is gathering pace that  will overwhelm the inland waterway transport industry in Europe over the next 10 to 15 years, and will...

September 4, 2020
Total Views: 105

Friday, August 14, 2020
Maritime News

Wakashio Grounding and Oil Spill: Was the Mauritian Government Unprepared?

Christian Bueger – The devastating oil spill that wreaked havoc on Mauritius’ coastline raises the question of whether the response by the government was appropriate. Was the country unprepared for...

August 14, 2020
Total Views: 249

Thursday, August 6, 2020
Maritime News

Opinion: Beirut Disaster Was Exceptional But Events Leading Up to It Were Not – Researchers

By Scott Edwards, University of Bristol, and Christian Bueger, University of Copenhagen – At the time of writing at least 100 people have lost their lives and a further 4,000 have...

August 6, 2020
Total Views: 20

Monday, June 22, 2020
mississippi shipping
Maritime News

As if COVID-19 Wasn’t Enough, the Illinois River System Faces Lock Closures

By Wessley Johnson – As if COVID-19 was not enough this summer, a full river closure and a halt to shipping on one of the nation’s busiest river systems is imminently...

June 22, 2020
Total Views: 28