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Friday, September 17, 2021
Ports

Insight: FMC Taking Actions to Address Demurrage and Detention Charges

(Holland & Knight) – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced on Sept. 15, 2021, that it would move forward with two demurrage-and-detention related initiatives proposed by Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye as part...

10 mins ago
Total Views: 43

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Shipping

Jones Act Waivers Following Natural Disasters

(Holland & Knight) – While the United States continues to assess the full scope of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ida on the U.S. Gulf Coast, national media have already...

September 2, 2021
Total Views: 2031

Monday, August 23, 2021
Deepwater Horizon explosion
Shipping

The World’s Most Dangerous Maritime Jobs

By Arnold & Itkin – No one would dispute the fact that maritime work is dangerous. Conditions on any offshore rig, barge, dredge, and other vessels can be treacherous, even...

August 23, 2021
Total Views: 2779

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Shipping

From Sail to Steam to … the Stars? How Innovation in the Commercial Space Industry is Impacting the Maritime Sector and Coast Guard

By Sean T. Pribyl (Holland & Knight) – On July 21, 2021, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl L. Schultz testified to Congress on a discreet budget issue that one may have...

August 3, 2021
Total Views: 1604

Monday, August 2, 2021
ship crew-change covid19 pandemic
Shipping

Opinion: Pathetic Maritime, Its Reactions and Reality

By Frank Coles If you don’t like direct, brash or in your face, stop reading now. You may not like or even agree with what I am going to say...

August 2, 2021
Total Views: 3580

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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Shipping

No Vaccine At Sea And Still They Worked On…

By Frank Coles (OpEd) – So there is no misunderstanding, I am not a raving lunatic, just a frustrated mariner. I get the complications of COVID, the self-centered behaviors of...

June 22, 2021
Total Views: 3396

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Akademik Ioffe
Accidents

Passenger Vessel Grounding Shows Risks of Arctic Travel

By Clifford Harvey, Director of Marine Investigations at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada On 24 August 2018, the passenger vessel Akademik Ioffe ran aground in the Canadian Arctic. The vessel was...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 8707

Friday, May 28, 2021
uss boone
Blog

The Leader’s Cultural Umbrella. Making Your People Your Top Priority

By Captain Roy Love, USN (Retired) and Antonio Rodriguez Martinez, CEO Efficient Happiness. “A great leader is like an umbrella.” My good friend, Antonio Rodriguez Martinez, CEO, and founder of...

May 28, 2021
Total Views: 2585

Friday, May 7, 2021
Press Releases

Approaching 2030-2050 with Transparency and Consolidation in Our Eyes

Brian Coyne, Managing Director, Americas at KPI OceanConnect shares his insights with gCaptain on the global bunkering market, and the importance of building transparent, trusted partnerships in bunkering.  At the...

May 7, 2021
Total Views: 416

Friday, April 30, 2021
President Biden
Shipping

Keeping It Steady as She Goes: Coast Guard Living Up to Expectations Under the Biden Administration

By Sean T. Pribyl (Holland & Knight) – With President Joe Biden’s 100th-day milestone on April 30, 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard is holding a steady course on its expectations, including those...

April 30, 2021
Total Views: 3921

Friday, April 23, 2021
ship emissions
Environment

Decarbonizing Shipping: A Brief Overview of Alternative Carbon-Free Fuels

By SM Moshiur Rahman, In support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 13, IMO set up an initial strategy to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping by 70% by 2050. To...

April 23, 2021
Total Views: 1338

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
seacor power search
Press Releases

SEACOR Power and the Limitation of Liability Act: An Antiquated Law That’s Outlived Its Purpose -Opinion

By Arnold & Itkin – On April 13, 2021, the crew of the Seacor Power was preparing to leave Port Fourchon with delivery of goods for a Talos Energy oil...

April 20, 2021
Total Views: 6489

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Defense

Mastering the Helm: The Women Master Helmsmen Entrusted to Steer the USS Theodore Roosevelt

Among a crew of 5,000 Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) only four are entrusted to steer the aircraft carrier in restricted maneuvering evolutions. From Petty Officer 3rd Class...

March 9, 2021
Total Views: 22584

Monday, March 8, 2021
Shipbuilding

Has the Time Come to Rethink Shipping and Ship Design?

By Captain Laura Kovary – Almost every global supply chain has been affected during the Covid-19 pandemic with high demand for some products, delays caused by both truck and longshore...

March 8, 2021
Total Views: 9184

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: 1993

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: 4821

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: 2207

navy-black-waves-officers-wwii-ww2
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: 2002

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: 1443

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: 2428