Thursday, December 23, 2021
Ports

Department of Transportation Announces Over $241 Million in MARAD Grants for Nation’s Ports

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25

December 23, 2021
Total Views: 1595

Friday, December 17, 2021
Maritime News

New MARAD Admiral Phillips Stonewalls US Senate

Is MARAD's new chief hostile to the Oil and Gas industry? Senator Ted Cruz wants to know.

December 17, 2021
Total Views: 4841

Friday, December 10, 2021
Shipping

MARAD Awards $12.6 Million in Grants to Marine Highway Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded $12.6 million in grants to nine marine highway projects across the U.S. to

December 10, 2021
Total Views: 1998

Sunday, November 7, 2021
Gene-Seroka-port-of-LA
Ports

OPED- Who Put Gene Seroka In Charge Of National Maritime Policy?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Is the Port of Los Angeles, and its Executive Director Gene Seroka, too big to fail? Last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary

November 7, 2021
Total Views: 7699

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Incidents

MARAD Cancels Cadet Shipping

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last night, during an “industry call” that began with a plead not to share this information with journalists, the

November 3, 2021
Total Views: 11824

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Defense

New USTRANSCOM Commander is ‘Laser-Focused’ on Buying Secondhand Ships to Boost Military’s Surge Sealift

In her first major speech since taking over as commander of the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) this month, Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost

October 21, 2021
Total Views: 2615

Friday, October 15, 2021
Admiral Ann Phillips MARAD
News

Biden Appoints US Maritime Administrator With Zero Shipping Experience During Worst Shipping Crisis In Decades

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The FAA is headed by a pilot, NASA is headed by an astronaut, the US Marine Corps is headed by a Marine but for

October 15, 2021
Total Views: 34724

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

September 1, 2021
Total Views: 2324

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

August 19, 2021
Total Views: 2249

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

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 3029

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.

July 24, 2021
Total Views: 6189

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

June 23, 2021
Total Views: 7478

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

June 14, 2021
Total Views: 2300

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

May 24, 2021
Total Views: 2515

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

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 2363

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

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 9892

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”

May 17, 2021
Total Views: 2370

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

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 6950

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

March 28, 2021
Total Views: 37042

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

February 8, 2021
Total Views: 4407