Monday, September 21, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Monday, August 3, 2020
U.S. House Appropriations Bill Includes $389 Million for New TAMUG Training Ship
Texas A&M University’s maritime academy is one step closer to getting a full-fledged training ship with the U.S. House’s passing of its 2021 appropriations bill. Texas’ delegation in Congress successfully...
Thursday, April 9, 2020
A New Day for the American Merchant Marine: The Philly Shipyard and National Security Multi-Mission Vessels
By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – National Maritime Day (May 22) came a month earlier than usual with the announcement by the Maritime Administration and TOTE Services, LLC, that Philly Shipyard,...
Monday, September 23, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
U.S. Orders Large-Scale Turbo Activation Exercise of Ready Reserve Force Ships
The U.S. Department of Defense has ordered a large-scale turbo activation of ships in the U.S. Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Ready Reserve Force fleet. The turbo activation is part of a...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Fire Reported in Engine Room of MARAD Vessel MV Cape Henry
A small fire broke out in the engine room of the U.S. Maritime Administration vessel Cape Henry at its layberth in Alameda, California. The San Francisco Fire Department was alerted...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Sea Machines and MARAD to Demonstrate Autonomous Tech in Oil-Spill Response Operations
Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics says it has entered into cooperative agreement with the U.S. Maritime Administration to test the use of autonomous technology in marine oil-spill response operations. Under the...
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Watch: Maritime Administrator Buzby Discusses Need for Larger U.S. Merchant Fleet
In this interview, U.S. Maritime Administrator, Rear Admiral Mark Buzby, discusses the need to build a bigger U.S. merchant marine fleet to support global operations and support American trade and...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Short Sea Distribution, New York’s $40+ Million Shipping Prize
by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) A perfect storm of new challenges and spiraling cost for truck drivers in New York City has resulted in a tsunami of political support for Short Sea...
Friday, December 7, 2018
U.S. Yet to Finalize National Maritime Strategy Addressing Challenges to U.S.-Flag Fleet, GAO Says
The U.S. Department of Transportation is yet to finalize national maritime strategies that were called were called for in two separate mandates by Congress in 2014, delaying providing decision-makers the...
Friday, September 28, 2018
After Decades Of Failure I Am Confident Short Sea Shipping Will Return To The USA. Here’s Why.
Today’s episode of The REAL gCaptain Podcast was recorded in the wake of the Blue Highway Conference hosted by SUNY Maritime College. We report on major work being done...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Should MARAD Close The US Merchant Marine Academy At Kings Point?
In today’s episode of The REAL gCaptain Podcast we take a harsh look at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), a federal college that provides free tuition to American merchant...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Sunday, June 3, 2018
A First Step In a True Cooperative Strategy on Sea Power
by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D – There are many issues that impact the American maritime industry and the merchant marine, and trying to develop a comprehensive strategy is a daunting challenge....
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