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
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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
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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
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

MARAD: U.S. Shipbuilding and Repair Industry is $36 Billion Important

U.S. shipyards in 2011 supported $36 billion in gross domestic product, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) on the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry.

June 19, 2013
Total Views: 35

Monday, May 13, 2013
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Matsuda Stepping Down as U.S. Maritime Administrator

David Matsuda on Monday announced his plans to step down as U.S. Maritime Administrator, a role he has held since June 25, 2010.

May 13, 2013
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MARAD Scraps Double Hull Tanker Study

The United States’ Maritime Administration has officially cancelled a widely opposed study that sought to revisit the use of double hulled tankers more than 20 years after the passing of...

September 11, 2012
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

To Infinity and Beyond: NASA Rocket Ship Named New King’s Point Training Vessel

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday that the Maritime Administration has struck a deal with NASA to convert a former space shuttle rocket booster recovery ship into the U.S....

August 21, 2012
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Friday, August 17, 2012
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You’re Fired – King’s Point Superintendant Wades Into Brown Water

In the heat and sunshine of a clear summer day, hundreds of cadets stood at attention to welcome the new superintendent, Rear Admiral James A. Helis, to the campus of...

August 17, 2012
Total Views: 115

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

MARAD Revisits The Use of Double Hull Tankers?

In a surprising listing on the U.S. Federal Business Opportunities website, the United States Maritime Administration has indicated that it is commissioning a study seeking to revisit the use of...

August 8, 2012
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

MARAD Awards Nearly $10 Million in Grants to Small Shipyards

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the recipients of $9.98 million in grants to 15 small shipyards throughout the United States to help pay for modernizations that will increase...

March 21, 2012
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MARAD Transfers Ex-Hawaiian Superferries to U.S. Navy

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has announced the transfer of the ex-Hawaiian superferries to the U.S. Navy, finally recouping a fraction of the money that the U.S. government...

January 31, 2012
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Monday, January 30, 2012

GMATS: MARAD’s David Matsuda Speaks

By David Matsuda, U.S. Maritime Administrator Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy made the decision to close the Global Maritime and...

January 30, 2012
Total Views: 126

Monday, January 2, 2012

Symbols of US Maritime Decline

By Clay Maitland, Our government’s present inability to land a cargo of gasoline via a U.S.-flagged vessel in icebound Nome, Alaska, symbolizes the shortage of foresight of our maritime policy...

January 2, 2012
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Monday, December 12, 2011

Marad Says Nearly $10 Million in Federal Funding Now Available to Small Shipyards

The U.S. Maritime Administration has announced that $9.98 million in federal funding is now available to qualified small shipyards in the U.S. Marad says the grants are to help enhance...

December 12, 2011
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Monday, December 5, 2011
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Really Mr. Matsuda? Maritime Matters?

We had no idea… thanks for the heads up sir. David Matsuda, the highest ranking maritime official in the US government, came down to New Orleans for the International Workboat...

December 5, 2011
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Marad Unveils New Ship Designs

The U.S. Maritime Administration today released a report detailing new designs for shipping vessels specifically engineered for America’s Marine Highways.  Marad says the production of the efficient and environmentally-friendly vessels...

December 1, 2011
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Maritime Unions Slam MARAD for “Flawed” U.S.-Flag Report

Maritime unions have critized the U.S. Maritime Administration and David Matsuda for releasing a report last week on the cost of flying the U.S. flag. The unions have said the...

November 9, 2011
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Where is MARAD Administrator David Matsuda?

One of the main stories last week was the apparent dismissal (for lack of a better word) of the Superintendent of the of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings...

October 20, 2011
Total Views: 105

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Rear-Admiral-Greene, USMMA Superintendent

Merchant Marine Academy Superintendent Reassigned

Department Of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today the appointment of Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene, Jr. to be the Department of Transportation Chair at the National Defense University. The...

October 11, 2011
Total Views: 70

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Marad Honors Merchant Mariners Role in 9/11 Response [VIDEO]

The Maritime Administration has released a new video in honor of the merchant mariners that responded to the September 11th attacks, evacuating hundreds of thousands from lower Manhattan and bringing...

September 7, 2011
Total Views: 30