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

Friday, September 23, 2022
jones act vessel

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
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Monday, September 19, 2022

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
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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
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Friday, September 2, 2022
oil tanker at anchor

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

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
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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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
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Friday, June 10, 2022

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
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Friday, June 3, 2022

MARAD Designates New Marine Highway Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the immediate designation of four new Marine Highway Projects as part

June 3, 2022
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Friday, May 27, 2022

Former 4 Star Army General Appointed As New White House Port Envoy

The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday the appointment of retired General Stephen R. Lyons, former Commander of the U.S.

May 27, 2022
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Friday, May 20, 2022

Maritime Security Program Cargo Ship Set to Transport Medical and Defense Supplies Towards Ukraine

The ‘Arc Integrity’ is enrolled in the Maritime Administration’s Maritime Security Program (MSP), the maritime readiness program that maintains

May 20, 2022
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Sunday, May 15, 2022
MARAD Rear Admiral Alfultis

US Admiral Refuses To Send SASH Report To Congress

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Last month gCaptain reported NY Maritime College president Rear Admiral Mike Alfultis, USMS attempted to hide an external review

May 15, 2022
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Senate Confirms Rear Admiral Ann Phillips as U.S. Maritime Administrator

The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Rear Admiral Ann C. Phillips USN (Ret.) to serve as the Administrator of the Department of Transportation’s Maritime

May 10, 2022
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Monday, May 9, 2022

MARAD Makes Additional $234 Million Available for Port Projects

FY 2022 Appropriations Act raises Port Infrastructure Development Program Funding to more than $684 Million, the highest total ever. U.S. Department of

May 9, 2022
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US Navy Stonewalls Congress In Working Ship Reports

The US Navy has used a trail of misinformation to stonewall Congress and divert funding from working ships to naval aviation and expensive/sexy warships like

May 9, 2022
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
mississippi shipping

MARAD Announces New America’s Marine Highway Program Designations, Projects

The U.S. Maritime Administration has announced a new Marine Highway route and projects as part of the America’s Marine Highway Program. Today’s

April 19, 2022
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Friday, April 15, 2022
Captain Catie Hanft Alfultis
Maritime News

SUNY Maritime College Admiral Hides Scandalous External Review Report

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Several sources inside SUNY Maritime College have notified gCaptain that the school President, Rear Admiral Mike Alfultis held a

April 15, 2022
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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Crowley Completes First Vessel Acquisition for MARAD’s Ready Reserve Force

Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation has completed its first vessel acquistion under its multi-year Vessel Acquisitions Management contract awarded

March 22, 2022
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Monday, March 21, 2022

American Sealift Capacity Gets Much-Needed Booster Shot with Addition of 12 Ships

President Biden’s $1.5 trillion federal spending bill includes funds for ten tankers and two cable layers to be added to the U.S. Maritime

March 21, 2022
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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
An illustration of the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel

Funding Secured For Final Training Ship Bound for Cal Maritime

With President Biden’s signing of the massive $1.5 billion omnibus spending package, funding has been secured for a fifth and final National Security

March 16, 2022
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