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Friday, November 3, 2023
A containership at the Port of Long Beach
Ports

MARAD Awards $653 Million in Funding for Port Improvement Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded over $653 million to support 41 port improvement projects across the

November 3, 2023
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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Secretary Pete Buttigieg tours the Port of Alaska, August 15, 2023
Shipping

MARAD Designates New Marine Highway Routes

The U.S. Maritime Administration has announced the designation of two new Marine Highway Routes as part of the United States Marine Highway Program (MHP),

August 16, 2023
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Thursday, May 18, 2023
An alaska state ferry underway near Ketchikan, Alaska
Shipping

Biden Administration Allocates $220 Million to Enhance Passenger Ferry Service Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $220 million from President

May 18, 2023
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Friday, October 28, 2022
DOT Buttigieg
Ports

Buttigieg Announces $703M For US Port Infrastructure

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today, U.S. Department of Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg announced more than $703 million to fund 41 projects in 23 US

October 28, 2022
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Friday, October 21, 2022
Pete Buttigieg
News

Shots Fired In Jones Act Debate

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Shots were fired this week when a newly released US Maritime Administration (MARAD) document from 2020 showed that a

October 21, 2022
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Monday, September 19, 2022
An inland tug and barges moves along a river under a bridge
Shipbuilding

MARAD Awards Canal Barge Company with $51 Million Title XI Loan

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded New Orleans-based Canal Barge Company, Inc. with a loan guarantee of

September 19, 2022
Total Views: 1687

Friday, August 5, 2022
An alaska state ferry underway near Ketchikan, Alaska
Shipping

U.S. Allocates $172 Million to Improve Ferry Services

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has announced more than $172 million in funding to help improve ferry services in 35

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 1292

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Biden Administration Announces $300 Million in Ferry Grants
Shipping

Biden Administration Announces $300 Million in Ferry Grants

The Biden Administration is continuing funding to improve the nation’s maritime networks and infrastructure, with the Department of

July 12, 2022
Total Views: 1455

Friday, May 27, 2022
Former 4 Star Army General Appointed As New White House Port Envoy
Ports

Former 4 Star Army General Appointed As New White House Port Envoy

The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday the appointment of retired General Stephen R. Lyons, former Commander of the U.S.

May 27, 2022
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Stacked containers and cranes are shown at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Shipping

White House Unveils Freight Data Platform Hoping to Bring Visibility to Supply Chain

The Biden Administration and Department of Transportation announce Tuesday the launch of a new data sharing initiative aimed at helping speed up delivery times

March 15, 2022
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
DOT Buttigieg
Ports

DOT Secretary Buttigieg Touts Infrastructure Funding During Southern California Port Visit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday made his first visit to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to tour the nation’s largest port

January 12, 2022
Total Views: 1715

Thursday, December 23, 2021
Department of Transportation Announces Over $241 Million in MARAD Grants for Nation’s Ports
Ports

Department of Transportation Announces Over $241 Million in MARAD Grants for Nation’s Ports

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25

December 23, 2021
Total Views: 1686

Friday, October 29, 2021
Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California
Shipping

Biden Port Envoy Vows Alliance Will Help Break California Logjam

By Michael Sasso (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden’s point-person for clearing the supply-chain bottleneck in southern California hailed a new

October 29, 2021
Total Views: 1320

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
U.S. Department of Transportation Appoints Port Envoy to Address Supply Chain Disruptions
News

U.S. Department of Transportation Appoints Port Envoy to Address Supply Chain Disruptions

WASHINGTON –- The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that John D. Porcari will be the Port Envoy to the Biden-Harris

August 31, 2021
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Thursday, March 4, 2021
U.S. DOJ Declined to Investigate Trump Transporation Secretary Chao After Criminal Referral Alleging Misuse of Office
News

U.S. DOJ Declined to Investigate Trump Transporation Secretary Chao After Criminal Referral Alleging Misuse of Office

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department declined to investigate or prosecute then-Transportation Secretary Elaine

March 4, 2021
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s Nominee to Lead the U.S. Transportation Department, Supports the Jones Act
Defense

Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s Nominee to Lead the U.S. Transportation Department, Supports the Jones Act

President Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, has expressed his support for the Jones Act and its role in creating

January 21, 2021
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Thursday, January 7, 2021
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Resigns in Response to Capitol Mob
Shipping

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Resigns in Response to Capitol Mob

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, has announced her resignation following the events at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday. In doing so,

January 7, 2021
Total Views: 2781

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Biden Names Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary
Shipping

Biden Names Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg will replace current Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. By Jarrett Renshaw and David

December 15, 2020
Total Views: 2653

Monday, September 16, 2019
Elaine Chao
Interesting

House Panel Probing Transportation Secretary Chao’s Ties to Family Shipping Business

By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Monday demanded documents from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

September 16, 2019
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