Editorial

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Saturday, December 3, 2022
NOAA

Even Weak Cyclones Have Grown More Intense

by Wei Mei, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Shang-Ping Xie, University of California, San Diego (via TheConversation) Tropical cyclones have

December 3, 2022
Total Views: 2062

Thursday, December 1, 2022
lng carrier
Shipping

Opinion: The Jones Act is a Useful Scapegoat for Poor New England Energy Decisions

By Sam Norton, New England governors are clamoring for Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to support waivers to the Jones Act, a law requiring that cargo

December 1, 2022
Total Views: 2269

ship emissions
Environment

The Maritime Decarbonization Conundrum

Op-Ed By Rear Admiral Nadeau (US Coast Guard, Retired) Efforts to decarbonize the maritime industry are underway. The shipping industry has faced and

December 1, 2022
Total Views: 1194

Sunday, November 27, 2022
The whaleship Manhattan watercolor
Blog

Catastrophe In The Heart Of The Sea

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by gCaptain in 2016 and is being republished now because it’s lessons are timeless and

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 4218

Svitzer tugboat
Ports

Australia’s Port Dispute Shows A Labor System Full Of Holes

With a settlement not really any closer, the Svitzer dispute demonstrates the failure of the Fair Work Act to provide a safety valve to resolve intractable

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 1958

Linked

Railroad Strikes Are Rare But Crippling To Ports And Freight

by Erik Loomis (University of Rhode Island) The prospect of a potentially devastating rail workers strike is looming again. Fears of a strike in September 2022

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 1300

Hawaii Waikoloa Maneuver Area UXO Presentation
Navy

US Army Corps Of Engineers Fails To Cleanup Former Navy Live Fire Zone

by Rob Perez, (Honolulu Star-Advertiser & ProPublica) For the better part of two years, Liliu Ross had lived in a one-room tin-roofed shack in the rural

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 2255

Monday, November 21, 2022
Press Releases

De-Risking Environmental Impacts in Latin America with Marine Assurance

Shipping’s ongoing evolution of improving its safety, security, health, environmental and operational performance makes this a defining time for the

November 21, 2022
Total Views: 145

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
tanker in new york harbor
Shipping

Opinion: Jones Act Waivers Will Do Nothing to Help With Diesel Shortages or Lower Costs for Consumers

By Ku’uhaku Park The Biden Administration is considering a range of options to address the lack of diesel supplies and the cost of diesel in the United

November 16, 2022
Total Views: 3184

Saturday, November 5, 2022
NOAA

‘Backyard Buoys’ To Improve Access To Vital Ocean Data For Indigenous And Coastal Communities

NOAA– A new ocean science effort to improve equity and inclusion is underway, thanks to a $4.98 million cooperative agreement to three regional

November 5, 2022
Total Views: 2230

Sunday, October 30, 2022
Ports

New York City Receives $5 Million Grant To Improve Water Freight Services And Marine Highways

NYCEDC, NEW YORK, NY—New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that New York City has been selected for a $5.16 million federal

October 30, 2022
Total Views: 1045

Saturday, October 29, 2022
Ports

Port of Long Beach Receives $30.1 Million To Fund Zero-Emissions Cargo Handling Equipment

The Port of Long Beach announced Friday it will receive a $30.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to deploy the nation’s largest fleet

October 29, 2022
Total Views: 958

Monday, October 17, 2022
port of Berdiansk fire
Navy

OP-ED Russian Navy Will Keep Attacking Transportation Infrastructure

OP-ED by Benjamin Jensen (American University, TheConversation) In response to massive battlefield setbacks, Russia has increased its attacks in Ukraine on

October 17, 2022
Total Views: 2432

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Interesting

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 Astronauts Safely Splash Down In Atlantic

NASA—NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts aboard the Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down Friday off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, completing the

October 15, 2022
Total Views: 24476

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Shipping

American Maritime Partnership: Debunking Erroneous Claims on Need for Jones Act Waiver

The American Maritime Partnership has issued the following statement and set of facts in response to “erroneous claims” about the Jones Act’s

September 28, 2022
Total Views: 1939

Shipping

Congresswoman González Colón: ‘No Diesel Supply Crisis’ in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón, Puerto Rico’s sole Representative to the U.S. Congress, has issued the following statement

September 28, 2022
Total Views: 991

Saturday, September 17, 2022
USCG

Coast Guard Offloads $475 Million In Illegal Narcotics In Miami

MIAMI — The crew of the USCGC Legare (WMEC 912) offloaded approximately 24,700 pounds of cocaine and 3,892 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated

September 17, 2022
Total Views: 4325

Monday, September 12, 2022
Navy

US Navy Blocks Court Records In Ship Arson Case

by Megan Rose (ProPublica) Despite a 2016 law requiring more transparency of court-martials, the U.S. Navy is refusing to release nearly all court documents in

September 12, 2022
Total Views: 4610

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Qeqertaq Avannarleq, the northern most island
Blog

Was The World’s ‘Northern-Most Island’ Erased From Charts?

by Kevin Hamilton (University of Hawaii) In 2021, an expedition off the icy northern Greenland coast spotted what appeared to be a previously uncharted island.

September 10, 2022
Total Views: 4293

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
US Navy FEDFIRE Firefighting Helmets
Fire Incidents

US Firefighter Shortage Puts Navy Lives At Risk

By David Sherfinski (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When a soldier was found unconscious in the barracks of a U.S. Army base near the Pentagon at about

September 7, 2022
Total Views: 1276