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Thursday, October 26, 2023
Congressman John Garamendi, U.S. Representative for California's 3nd District, addresses the audience during the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony held to honor Merchant Mariners of WWII at the U.S. Capital, May 18, 2022. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta
Shipping

Reintroduced House Bill Would Close Jones Act Loopholes

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) has reintroduced the “Close Agency Loopholes to the Jones Act” bill, which aims to address loopholes that have

October 26, 2023
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Monday, April 24, 2023
New Bill Seeks to Curb Anticompetitive Behavior Among Ocean Carrier Alliances
Shipping

New Bill Seeks to Curb Anticompetitive Behavior Among Ocean Carrier Alliances

New bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that could help to curb anticompetitive behavior among ocean carrier

April 24, 2023
Total Views: 894

Friday, July 1, 2022
Congressman John Garamendi, U.S. Representative for California's 3nd District, addresses the audience during the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony held to honor Merchant Mariners of WWII at the U.S. Capital, May 18, 2022. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta
Defense

Congress May Give Jones Act Ships Special Port Privileges

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) This week, in the wake of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act that President Biden signed into law last month, US Congressmen John

July 1, 2022
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Ocean Shipping Reform Act Headed to President Biden’s Desk After Passing House
Shipping

Ocean Shipping Reform Act Headed to President Biden’s Desk After Passing House

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted 369 to 42 to pass the Senate’s version of the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act, designed to give the

June 14, 2022
Total Views: 3035

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Senator Introduces Bill to ‘Level the Playing Field’ in U.S. Offshore Sector
Offshore

Senator Introduces Bill to ‘Level the Playing Field’ in U.S. Offshore Sector

U.S. Senator from Louisiana Bill Cassidy (R-LA) has introduced the American Offshore Worker Fairness Act, a bill he says will provide a level playing field

February 17, 2022
Total Views: 2558

Friday, February 4, 2022
Bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Bill Introduced in Senate
Shipping

Bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Bill Introduced in Senate

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has introduced legislation to update federal regulations for the international liner shipping industry aimed at helping

February 4, 2022
Total Views: 1319

Thursday, December 9, 2021
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Shipping

U.S. House Passes ‘Ocean Shipping Reform Act’ to Overhaul Federal Regulations for International Ocean Shipping

The bipartisan “Ocean Shipping Reform Act” (H.R.4996) passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday by a bipartisan 364-60 vote. The legislation

December 9, 2021
Total Views: 1672

Sunday, September 26, 2021
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Maritime News

Pioneering Black Ship Captain Honored Alongside Merchant Marine Veterans Of WWII

Hundreds gathered on Thursday at the maritime industry’s fastest growing annual event to celebrate Merchant Marine veterans of all wars and honor the

September 26, 2021
Total Views: 4022

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
U.S. Congressmen Introduce Legislation Targeting Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Business Practices
Shipping

U.S. Congressmen Introduce Legislation Targeting Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Business Practices

Congressmen in the U.S. House of Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) have introduced legislation requiring foreign-based ocean

August 10, 2021
Total Views: 1921

Friday, December 11, 2020
A wind turbine Dominion Energy’s two turbine Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project. Photo: Dominion Energy
Offshore

U.S. Defense Bill Affirms Key Federal Law Also Applies to Offshore Wind

The U.S. Senate today overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021, a wide-ranging $740 billion defense bill that sets

December 11, 2020
Total Views: 4964

Friday, September 25, 2020
offshore wind turbine
Environment

U.S. House Passes Bill Supporting Jones Act Enforcement in Offshore Wind

The U.S House of Representatives has passed the “Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act” seeking to reform U.S. energy policy and authorize major

September 25, 2020
Total Views: 142

Friday, March 6, 2020
Merchant Mariners for the Gold
Maritime News

Merchant Mariners for the Gold

Update March 13, 2020 – President Trump today signed into law the “Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2020,” a bill to

March 6, 2020
Total Views: 376

Watch the Trailer for Tom Hanks’ Latest Maritime Thriller GREYHOUND
Blog

Watch the Trailer for Tom Hanks’ Latest Maritime Thriller GREYHOUND

Tom Hanks is returning to the maritime genre with his new movie GREYHOUND about a WWII convoy of ships crossing the treacherous North Atlantic to help fight

March 6, 2020
Total Views: 929

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Maritime News

Bipartisan Bill Would Require Percentage of U.S. LNG and Oil Exports Be Transported on American Ships

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA.) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS.) have introduced a bipartisan bill that seeks to boost the nation’s shipbuilding and

July 23, 2019
Total Views: 37

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
U.S. Congressman John Garamendi Receives ‘Champion of Maritime’ Award
Maritime News

U.S. Congressman John Garamendi Receives ‘Champion of Maritime’ Award

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) has recognized U.S. Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) on Monday with the 2018 ‘Champion of Maritime’ Award. Through

September 18, 2018
Total Views: 16

Friday, July 27, 2018
House Approves Bill Addressing Maritime Safety Issues in Wake of El Faro Tragedy
Maritime News

House Approves Bill Addressing Maritime Safety Issues in Wake of El Faro Tragedy

The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved legislation to address maritime transportation safety issues raised by the El Faro sinking, promote the

July 27, 2018
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
American Flag ShipAn American Flag flying from a US Merchant Ship. Stock Photo Logra/ Shutterstock
Blog

US Merchant Marine Veterans Of WW2 Have Waited 75 Years And Counting

A CASE TO SUPPORT American Merchant Marine Veterans Legislature H.R. 5879 & S. 2127 By Capt. Christopher J. Edyvean (AMMV) 75 years is an enormous

June 12, 2018
Total Views: 1170

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Maritime News

Bipartisan Bill Would Require a ‘Portion’ of American Oil and Gas Exports Be Transported on U.S.-Built Ships

U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill Monday that would require a portion of exported crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) be transported on U.S.-built and

May 23, 2018
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
LIVE VIDEO: Congress Examines EL FARO Marine Casualty Reports
Lifesaving Incidents

LIVE VIDEO: Congress Examines EL FARO Marine Casualty Reports

  Above is the YouTube Live video of a hearing on the EL FARO Marine Casualty Report by the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime

January 30, 2018
Total Views: 52

Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Maritime News

Congressman Garamendi Introduces Bill to Develop U.S. LNG Shipping Sector

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee,

July 31, 2014
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