Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Captain Kevin Stith
Blog

Interview With MARAD Administrator Candidate Captain Kevin Stith

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Early this year the influential American Maritime Officers union endorsed Captain Kevin P. Stith for the job of Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration in...

September 1, 2021
Total Views: 2225

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Shipping

MARAD Designates New Marine Highway Projects

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the designation of six new Marine Highway Projects and a new Marine Highway Route under the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The AMHP...

August 19, 2021
Total Views: 2227

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Defense

Crowley Awarded Contract to Manage Vessel Acquisitions for MARAD’s Ready Reserve Force

The U.S. Maritime Administration has awarded Crowley Maritime Corporation with a multi-year, $638 million Vessel Acquisitions Management contract. As the Vessel Acquisition Manager, Crowley will assist MARAD in acquiring and...

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 2999

Saturday, July 24, 2021
Finance

It’s About Stimulus Checks Not Ocean Carriers Like Maersk Says White House Source

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Earlier this month, the Biden Administration signed an order cracking down on anti-competitive behavior in the shipping industry. This week a source close to the administration says the...

July 24, 2021
Total Views: 6142

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Laila Linares, MARAD
Maritime News

Who Will Be The Next MARAD Chief?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last November, Forbes published a series of articles claiming that the most critical nomination Biden will make for the future of our ocean, climate, and...

June 23, 2021
Total Views: 7373

Monday, June 14, 2021
philly shipyard
Shipbuilding

U.S. Shipyards Support $42.4 Billion in GDP -Report

Private shipyards in the United States support $42.4 billion in gross domestic product and provide more than 107,000 direct jobs, according to new report released today by the U.S. Maritime...

June 14, 2021
Total Views: 2293

Monday, May 24, 2021
Shipping

MARAD Announces Nearly $11 Million in Grants for America’s Marine Highways

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced today the availability of grants providing $10,819,000 in funding for the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The nation’s marine highways are...

May 24, 2021
Total Views: 2506

Thursday, May 20, 2021
USMMA Cadet using a sextant for celestial navigation
Shipping

MARAD Announces First ‘Centers of Excellence’ Designations for Maritime Training

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the first “Centers of Excellence” designations to 27 academic institutions to prepare students for careers in the nation’s maritime industry. The Centers of...

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 2350

marad-Lucinda-Lessley
Defense

These Might Be The Worst Maritime Videos Ever Produced

UPDATE: Adding insult to injury… shortly after this article was published MARAD removed the Maritime Day video from YouTube. by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In the last fifteen years of...

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 9821

Monday, May 17, 2021
Finance

EU Directive Will Turbocharge Maritime Venture Capital While US Falls Far Behind

The European Union and the European Investment Bank Group, today said they will increase their cooperation and investment in the maritime “blue” economy. The institutions will work jointly with European...

May 17, 2021
Total Views: 2348

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
News

Watch: This Is Why Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Will Fail

In the United States, we have a problem that’s so BIG and obvious that even Elon Musk can’t see it. Our highways are broken, our streets are clogged with traffic,...

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 6866

Sunday, March 28, 2021
New York Mega Containership
Blog

New York’s Ever Given Crisis Is Bigger Than Egypt’s But Buttigieg Sits Silent

The cost of the mega containership Ever Given blocking Suez Canal traffic exceeds $9B a day but the cost of bringing these ships into poor and highly populated cities like...

March 28, 2021
Total Views: 36835

Monday, February 8, 2021
SS Antares arrives at Philly Shipyard
Shipbuilding

Philly Shipyard Secures More ‘Grey Hull’ Repair Work

Philly Shipyard has been awarded a contract for the repair of the Military Sealift Command roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314), marking the third government repair contract since the shipyard stopped...

February 8, 2021
Total Views: 4380

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Shipping

Biden Administration Names New Deputy Maritime Administrator

The Biden Administration has announced the appointment of Lucinda Lessley to serve as the new Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Maritime Administration. Lessley was among dozens of key Department of...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 3364

Friday, January 15, 2021
Maritime Administrator-mark-buzby
Shipping

Buzby Resigns as U.S. Maritime Administrator

Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby has resigned from his post as U.S. Maritime Administrator following last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. “I no longer believe that I am able...

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 11207

Friday, December 4, 2020
Press Releases

Tall Ships America and United States Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Press Release – Tall Ships America is pleased to announce the revival of a long-standing partnership with the United States Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (“MARAD”.) An updated and upgraded...

December 4, 2020
Total Views: 575

Thursday, December 3, 2020
jack-bouno-usmma-supt
Blog

Interview With Rear Admiral Jack Buono, Superintendent of the USMMA at Kings Point

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week gCaptain had the privilege of interviewing Rear Admiral Jack Buono, USMS. Two years ago Buono was appointed as the thirteenth Superintendent of the United...

December 3, 2020
Total Views: 3477

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
US MERCHANT MARINE CAPTAIN
Blog

Forbes Challenges The Biden Administration To Act Now On Maritime Appointments

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In August 2017 President Trump swore in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby as MARAD Administrator, the top civilian maritime position in the United States. In the...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 6310

Friday, October 16, 2020
Maritime News

U.S. Awards $220 Million in Port Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $220 million in grants to ports in sixteen states and territories. The discretionary grant funding was announced Thursday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine...

October 16, 2020
Total Views: 50

Monday, September 21, 2020
Photo Of USMMA Midshipman With Class Ring
Blog

It’s Time For Kings Point To Step Up To The Plate

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point (KP), New York is our nation’s only service academy dedicated to an industry but, because...

September 21, 2020
Total Views: 1431