Marad Unveils New Ship Designs

The U.S. Maritime Administration today released a report detailing new designs for shipping vessels specifically engineered for America's Marine Highways.  Marad says the production of the efficient and environmentally-friendly vessels could bolster the domestic shipbuilding industry by creating new jobs and strengthening regional economies. “This is another step in … [Read more...]

LaHood names new members of Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced the appointment of 29 members to the new Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), established to advise the Department on matters relating to marine transportation. “Shifting some of our freight from the highways to open inland waterways is a fuel-efficient, cost-effective way to move … [Read more...]