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gCaptain’s full coverage of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Adminsitration (MARAD).


Friday, January 20, 2023
Russia's President Vladimir Putin at Navy Day Ceremony
Shipping

Why Seablindness, Not Putin, Could Be The Biggest Energy Threat

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Vladimir Putin’s attempts to destroy Ukraine have been met with powerful resistance, and his energy war against the West has

January 20, 2023
Total Views: 6015

Friday, January 13, 2023
Shipping

MARAD Seeks Public Comment on the Decommissioning and Disposition of NS Savannah, the World’s First Nuclear-Powered Ship

The U.S. maritime Administration is seeking public comment on a draft plan to decommission the NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear powered merchant

January 13, 2023
Total Views: 14553

Monday, November 14, 2022
Offshore

Staten Island Offshore Wind Port Gets Big Boost from MARAD Grant

A proposed offshore wind port at the Arthur Kill Terminal in Staten Island, New York has been awarded a $48 million federal grant for infrastructure upgrades

November 14, 2022
Total Views: 1459

Saturday, November 12, 2022
Rear Admiral Nunan USMMA
Defense

US Merchant Marine Academy Appoints Joanna Nunan As First Female Superintendent

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced the appointment of retired US Coast Guard 2-Star admiral Joanna Nunan as the next superintendent of the

November 12, 2022
Total Views: 5604

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: 1048

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
Total Views: 1492

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Blog

SOS – Are Boomers To Blame For The Shipping And Supply Chain Crisis?

Rouge waves and rough waters are ahead for shipping, globalization, and logistics but are boomers to blame for our woes? Captain John Konrad says yes.

October 27, 2022
Total Views: 18017

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
Total Views: 8169

Shipping

DOT and New York State Announce Concurrent Jurisdiction for Merchant Marine Academy Campus

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the State of New York today announced the expansion of local law enforcements’ jurisdiction to the campus of

October 21, 2022
Total Views: 2392

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
US Navy Supply Ship Conrep
Navy

New Report Says US Navy Capacity Is “Very Weak”

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) US Congressman Mike Gallagher, a Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee, delivered a stark warning to

October 19, 2022
Total Views: 5015

Monday, October 10, 2022
How The Defense Transportation System Works
Evergreen

How Does The Pentagon’s Massive Global Transportation System Work?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Despite popular opinion, Maersk is not the world’s largest shipping company and Delta is not the world’s largest airline.

October 10, 2022
Total Views: 4108

Thursday, October 6, 2022
Shipping

MARAD Awards $39 Million in Marine Highway Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded nearly $39 million in grants to 12 marine highway projects across the country

October 6, 2022
Total Views: 1486

Friday, September 23, 2022
jones act vessel
Shipping

MARAD Launches Alternative Fuels Study on Great Lakes

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the launch of a 16-month study exploring low carbon fuel options for shipping on the Great Lakes. The

September 23, 2022
Total Views: 723

Monday, September 19, 2022
Shipping

MARAD Administrator Phillips Announces Cargo Preference Compliance Initiatives

MARAD Administrator Ann Phillips last week testified before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, announcing two initiatives intended to

September 19, 2022
Total Views: 1318

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: 862

Friday, September 2, 2022
oil tanker at anchor
Shipping

EPA Pulls Permit for Proposed Offshore Oil Export Terminal Off Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revoked the permit for a proposed 1.92 million barrels-per-day offshore oil export terminal off the coast of

September 2, 2022
Total Views: 7588

Shipping

Former Maritime Administrator Vice Admiral Al Herberger Dies at 91

Vice Admiral Al Herberger, former Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administrator, has died at the age 91. VADM Herberger served as Maritime Administrator

September 2, 2022
Total Views: 1457

Monday, July 4, 2022
US Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal
MSC

We Remember The US Merchant Marine’s Bravest Sailors This 4th Of July

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The United States Merchant Marine does not have a Medal of Honor or Navy Cross but can issue awards for bravery. Currently,

July 4, 2022
Total Views: 3805

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Offshore

MARAD Designation Prioritizes Funding for the Construction of Offshore Wind Installation Vessels at U.S. Shipyards

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the designation of offshore wind vessels as Vessels of

June 28, 2022
Total Views: 2522

Friday, June 10, 2022
Shipping

DOT Secretary Buttigieg Appoints New Members to Short Sea Shipping Advisory Committee

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced the appointment of 25 new members to the Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee

June 10, 2022
Total Views: 1345