Thursday, May 31, 2018

Top 10 Reasons Why The US Merchant Marine Is Failing

by Capt. John Konrad (gCaptain) In 2018 politicians, presidents and corporate leaders spend a considerable amount of time in front of cameras and talking with journalists but this isn’t just...

May 31, 2018
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

MARAD Awards $9.8 Million to Small Shipyards

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded a total of $9.8 million to 18 U.S. small shipyards to help pay for industrial modernizations that will increase productivity...

September 6, 2017
Total Views: 21

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Maritime News

Rear Admiral Mark Buzby Sworn In as U.S. Maritime Administrator

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has sworn in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby (USN, Ret.) as the Administrator of the Maritime Administration. Prior to his appointment, Buzby served as president...

August 16, 2017
Total Views: 48

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Maritime News

President Trump to Nominate Mark Buzby, Former MSC Commander, as Maritime Administrator

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Mark H. Buzby of Virginia to the position of Maritime Administrator at the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD). Rear Admiral...

June 22, 2017
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

U.S. Senate Confirms Chao to Head Transportation Department

In a 93 to 6 vote, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Elaine Chao as head of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Trump Administration. Hours later she was...

January 31, 2017
Total Views: 17

Friday, July 1, 2016
USMMA Cadets On Kings Pointer

Sea Year Fears At US Merchant Marine Academy

By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval, Inc.) Overshadowing the graduation of the class of 2016, many midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy are now finding themselves for the first time not permitted to...

July 1, 2016
Total Views: 122

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Maritime News

U.S. Maritime Industry Stakeholders Rally Behind ‘Strong’ Jones Act

  A number of U.S. maritime industry stakeholders rallied together in a strong show of support for the Jones Act during an industry event in New York on Wednesday, sending...

September 17, 2015
Total Views: 16

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Maritime News

MARAD Has $900,000 Available for LNG Conversion Project

The U.S. Maritime Administration says it has $900,000 in federal funding available to support the conversion of existing U.S. flag vessels to liquified natural gas propulsion. The administration says it...

April 23, 2015
Total Views: 1

Monday, December 15, 2014

MARAD Seeking Comment on Oil and Gas Exports from Deepwater Ports

A U.S. agency is considering how the country could export crude oil and natural gas from deepwater ports as the domestic drilling boom adds pressure for Washington to relax trade restrictions and approve shipments of fuel.

December 15, 2014
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Jaenichen: The Jones Act Moves Industry and America’s Economic Prosperity

Our very first Congress singled out the domestic U.S. Merchant Marine as essential to our economy and national defense. That is why, from the beginnings of this nation, they took steps to secure the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet from foreign flag competition in coastwise domestic maritime trade.

October 9, 2014
Total Views: 8

Monday, September 22, 2014

TOTE Secures $324 Million in Government Financing for Dual Fuel Containerships

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the approval of a $324.6 million Title XI loan guarantee to TOTE Shipholdings, Inc., to finance the construction of two of the world's first LNG-fueled containerships.

September 22, 2014
Total Views: 3

Monday, September 8, 2014
Maritime News

MARAD Releases LNG Bunkering Study

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has released a comprehensive study examining the options for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering and the necessary infrastructure, safety, regulatory, and training factors of each...

September 8, 2014
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jaenichen Confirmed as U.S. Maritime Administrator

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Paul “Chip” Jaenichen as Maritime Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration. Jaenichen has been with MARAD since July 2012 when he was appointed Deputy Maritime...

July 16, 2014
Total Views: 66

Friday, April 4, 2014

Foxx Names New Members to U.S Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), advising on policies to ensure that...

April 4, 2014
Total Views: 4

Thursday, February 6, 2014

GAO Report Shows MARAD’s Training Focus A Cause for Concern, But is it?

It's no secret that proper education and training is important to the success of the U.S. merchant marine.

February 6, 2014
Total Views: 12

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Maritime News

MARAD Awards $7 Million to Maritime Academies

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has announced that the United State's six state maritime academies will receive $1 million for education and training from a government program that recycles obsolete vessels.

January 30, 2014
Total Views: 4

Sunday, December 1, 2013

U.S. Ship MV Cape Ray Readied For Possible Syrian Chemical Weapons Destruction

The U.S. government has begun outfitting a ship in its ready reserve force with equipment to enable it to destroy some of Syria's chemical weapons at sea in the event Washington is asked to assist in the effort, a defense official said on Sunday.

December 1, 2013
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

MARAD Report Studies Impacts of Panama Canal Expansion

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) on Monday released a study on shipping patterns and industry costs that will help the United States prepare for the anticipated impact on its ports, waterways and intermodal freight systems from the Panama Canal expansion.

November 26, 2013
Total Views: 8

Thursday, November 7, 2013

MARAD to Fund Two LNG Projects for $1.4 Million

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced Thursday that it is providing a total of $1.4 million for two projects the increased use of LNG as a marine fuel in the U.S. maritime industry.

November 7, 2013
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

MARAD Awards Nearly $10 Million in Grants to Small Shipyards

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced Wednesday $9.46 million to help improve 12 shipyards in 10 states.

July 24, 2013
Total Views: 21