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Sunday, May 19, 2024
Navy Secretary Del Toro speaking in front of an American flag

Navy Secretary Backs U.S. Maritime Revitalization Plan

In the Senate Armed Service committee meeting on Thursday Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro endorsed the call to action plan published by members of

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Stock photo shows an oil tanker at a terminal

Enterprise Product Partners Issued MARAD Port License for Largest Offshore Oil Export Terminal in U.S.

Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has made significant progress in developing the nation’s largest offshore oil export terminal, the Sea

April 9, 2024
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Thursday, April 4, 2024
Stock photo shows an oil tanker at a terminal

US Court Upholds MARAD License for Deepwater Oil Export Facility

By Arathy Somasekhar April 4 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld federal approval of a deepwater oil-export facility planned off the

April 4, 2024
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Monday, March 18, 2024
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (May 3, 2023) A screenshot of a video showing fast-attack craft from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy swarming Panama-flagged oil tanker Niovi as it transits the Strait of Hormuz, May 3, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo

U.S. Maritime Administration Issues New Advisory Amid Rising Maritime Threats in Middle East

In response to escalating regional conflicts in the Middle East, the U.S. Maritime Administration has issued a new advisory to shipping that enhances previous

March 18, 2024
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Tuesday, March 12, 2024
File photo of the port of long beach from the bridge of a ship

MARAD Announces $500 Million Funding for Port Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity announcing the availability of $500

March 12, 2024
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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Statue of Liberty overlooking Port of New York and New Jersey

MARAD Advisory Warns of Potential Cybersecurity Threats from Chinese-Manufactured Port Equipment

The U.S. Maritime Administration has issued a new advisory to alert industry stakeholders about potential vulnerabilities in maritime port equipment, networks,

February 21, 2024
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Sunday, February 18, 2024
Sunset over the water near the USMMA at King's Point

Opinion: The Urgent Need for U.S. Maritime Reform

by William Cahill (The Boyd Institute) American seapower is under attack. Not just by Iran backed Houthi rebels that have blocked US-flag ships in the Red Sea,

February 18, 2024
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Wednesday, February 7, 2024
NORFOLK (Sept. 21, 2019) Military Sealift Command large, medium-speed roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) vessel USNS Benavidez (T-AKR 306), departs Lamberts Point Shipyard alongside USNS Mendonca (T-AKR 303) for Turbo Activation 2019. U.S. Navy photo/Released

Congressman Makes Urgent Call for U.S. Sealift Capacity Expansion to Counter China

Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), the Chairman of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, is sounding the alarm on the United

February 7, 2024
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Monday, January 15, 2024
Naval diplomacy in London

Beyond G7 Gunboats: The Case for Naval Diplomacy to Secure the Red Sea

Both the G7 and the US-led military coalition have been unsuccessful in protecting trade in the Red Sea, Black Sea and other maritime regions. Is there a more

January 15, 2024
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Friday, December 22, 2023
American Flag Ship

US Sailors Stranded In Red Sea Deserve Immediate Military Support

UPDATE: Scroll to the bottom for an update on the possible movement of US Flagged ships behind French naval convoy gCaptain has received reports that the

December 22, 2023
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Saturday, December 16, 2023

EU Shipping And US Naval Leaders Are Estranged Despite NATO Budget Boost

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain Editorial) Amid escalating tensions in the Red Sea, marked by attacks on Israeli and European-owned vessels, and ongoing war

December 16, 2023
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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden walks during his visit in Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 20, 2023. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Union Fights Back On Proposal To Import Foreign Labor Into US Merchant Marine

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) A pivotal debate is unfolding, one that carries the potential to redefine the trajectory of the U.S. Merchant Marine. Central

December 13, 2023
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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Ready Reserve military transport ship Cape Orlando
Maritime Security Incidents

Activists Try To Block Military Transport Ship To Stop U.S. Aid to Israel

Yesterday in Oakland, Pro-Palestinian protesters advocating for a cease-fire in Gaza illegally entered port facilities in an attempt to halt the U.S. military

November 4, 2023
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Friday, November 3, 2023
A containership at the Port of Long Beach

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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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) stand watch in the ship’s Combat Information Center during an operation to defeat a combination of Houthi missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles, October 19, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo

MARAD Warns Ships of ‘Multiple Projectiles’ in Red Sea

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued an alert to commercial ships warning them of the threat of “multiple projectiles” that have

October 24, 2023
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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
oil tanker

MARAD Announces Full Enrollment in Maritime and Tanker Security Programs

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced its Maritime Security Program (MSP) and Tanker Security Program

October 17, 2023
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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro today called for a “new maritime statecraft” to prevail in an era of intense strategic competition, during remarks at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Sept. 26. During his speech, Secretary Del Toro stated that maritime statecraft, in a broad sense, encompasses not only naval diplomacy, but a national, whole-of-government effort to build comprehensive U.S. and allied maritime power, both commercial and naval.

Navy Secretary Del Toro Calls for New ‘Maritime Statecraft’ Strategy

During a speech this week at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro called for a “new maritime

September 27, 2023
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Monday, September 25, 2023
Maersk Tanker Underway

Maersk Backs Away From US Military Contracts

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In a world where the Pacific is becoming a cauldron of geopolitical tensions and Russia’s actions in Ukraine highlight the

September 25, 2023
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Thursday, September 21, 2023
The designated Marine Highway Route, known as the I-64 Express barge service, in Virginia. Photo: Port of Virginia

MARAD Awards $12 Million in Grants to Marine Highways

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

September 21, 2023
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Monday, September 18, 2023
The Stena Immaculate and Stena Imperative, which have both been selected for the Tanker Security Program. Photo courtesy Crowley

US Government’s Plan to Boost Oil Tanker Fleet Nears Full Effect

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The United States is boosting access to commercial products tankers as part of a security drive to safeguard

September 18, 2023
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