TS Empire State VI Returning from Hurricane Relief Mission in Florida and Puerto Rico

The SUNY Maritime College training ship, TS Empire State VI, will return to Ft. Schuyler, New York on Tuesday, October 24, after nearly two months at sea in support of hurricane relief efforts in Florida and Puerto Rico. Empire State VI was activated along with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy's TS Kennedy and Texas Maritime Academy‚Äôs training vessel General Rudder to … [Read more...]

FEMA Contracts Foss Maritime Vessels to Help Puerto Rico Relief and Rebuilding Efforts

Foss Maritime says it has been contracted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency to support the relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Three accommodation vessels are being utilized and will serve as floating hotels, providing … [Read more...]

Carnival Sees Storm-Hit Caribbean Cruise Industry Rebounding by Winter

By Alana Wise Sept 28 (Reuters) - Carnival Corp's chief executive said on Thursday that the cruise company expected Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to rebound by winter after hurricanes that wrecked havoc on the islands. "The resiliency of those people and the focus they have, I would be very surprised if they're not up and running before Christmas, which is the time for … [Read more...]

Why Consumers Pay the Price for Hurricane Fuel Shortages

By Devika Krishna Kumar and Libby George NEW YORK, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Just days after Hurricane Harvey smacked Texas and hobbled a quarter of U.S. refining industry, the supply networks that fuel the nation's cars, trucks and airplanes began to fail. On paper, there was no fuel shortage. The United States had more than 200 million barrels of gasoline in giant steel … [Read more...]

Phillips 66 Uses Jones Act Waiver to Book Foreign Tanker as U.S.-Flagged ‘Armada’ Heads for Florida

Phillips 66 has taken advantage of the U.S. Department of Homeland Securities' temporary Jones Act waiver applying to tankers in response to fuel shortages in the southeast United States in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Argus Media reported Thursday.  The foreign charter comes as an "armada" of at least 26 U.S.-flagged vessels carrying millions of gallons … [Read more...]