Friday, March 5, 2021
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Offshore

Biden Administration Set to Advance Offshore Wind Farm Near Martha’s Vineyard

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Josh Saul (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration is moving closer to a final approval of Vineyard Wind LLC’s $2.8 billion offshore wind farm planned near the...

March 5, 2021
Total Views: 3643

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Offshore

U.S. Energy Secretary Calls on Oil and Gas Companies to Embrace Green Transition or Risk Being Left in the Dust

By Ari Natter (Bloomberg) — Jennifer Granholm used her first speech as U.S. Energy Secretary to warn oil and gas companies they risk being left behind unless they embrace a transition...

March 3, 2021
Total Views: 3405

Friday, February 26, 2021
Shipping

Biden Trade Pick Says China Must Deliver on Phase-One Pact

By Eric Martin and Jenny Leonard (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden’s nominee for trade chief called on China to live up to the commitments in its trade pact with the U.S. — the...

February 26, 2021
Total Views: 2339

Monday, February 22, 2021
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Offshore

U.S. Issues First Wave Energy Lease for Federal Waters Off West Coast

The Biden Administration has taken its latest step forward in its goals to address climate change and promote offshore renewable energy with the issuance of a lease for the nation’s...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 3471

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Shipping

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Expressly Applies Jones Act to Offshore Wind Projects in U.S. Waters

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has for the first time expressly found that the Jones Act applies to offshore wind projects on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, reports...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 6509

Shipping

Jones Act Supporter Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as U.S. Transportation Secretary

In a 86-13 vote, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation as Transportation Secretary in the Biden Administration. The confirmation makes 39-year-old Buttigieg...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 2038

Friday, January 29, 2021
Shipping

Trump’s Trade Deal with China Under Review, White House Says

By Jenny Leonard and Josh Wingrove (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration has former President Donald Trump’s so-called phase-one trade deal with China “under review” along with the rest of the U.S....

January 29, 2021
Total Views: 1522

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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Offshore

Biden Issues Dozens of Oil Drilling Permits in First Few Days

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration has issued at least 31 new drilling permits authorizing operations on federal land and coastal waters, despite an order putting political appointees...

January 27, 2021
Total Views: 5036

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Offshore

Biden to Pause Oil and Gas Leases, Cut Fossil Fuel Subsidies with Climate-Focussed Executive Order

By Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden was set on Wednesday to sign executive actions to combat climate change, including pausing new oil...

January 27, 2021
Total Views: 1174

Monday, January 25, 2021
Defense

Biden Administration’s ‘Buy American’ Executive Order Reiterates Support of the Jones Act

President Joe Biden is set to sign an Executive Order, titled Strengthening ‘Buy American’ Provisions, Ensuring Future of America is Made in America by All of America’s Workers, ensuring that...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 10357

Friday, January 22, 2021
offshore rig
Offshore

Goldman Sachs Says Biden’s First Steps Are Bullish for Oil

By Andres Guerra Luz and Saket Sundria (Bloomberg) — Initial steps taken by U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration may help support the oil market this year and next, according to Goldman...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 3052

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Biden Administration Names New Deputy Maritime Administrator

The Biden Administration has announced the appointment of Lucinda Lessley to serve as the new Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Maritime Administration. Lessley was among dozens of key Department of...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 3071

Defense

Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s Nominee to Lead the U.S. Transportation Department, Supports the Jones Act

President Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, has expressed his support for the Jones Act and its role in creating jobs and supporting the shipbuilding industrial...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 8692

Friday, January 15, 2021
Shipping

Biden Transition: Climate, Cabotage and Competition

This article is part of a series by Holland & Knight’s Transportation & Infrastructure Industry Sector Group leading up to President-elect Biden’s Jan. 20, 2021 inauguration, with insights into the likely impacts on industry...

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 2831

Friday, January 8, 2021
Shipping

Steady as She Goes: Three Expectations for the U.S Coast Guard Under the Biden Administration

This article is part of a series by Holland & Knight’s Transportation & Infrastructure Industry Sector Group leading up to President-elect Biden’s Jan. 20, 2021 inauguration, with insights into the...

January 8, 2021
Total Views: 11042

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Shipping

Biden Names Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg will replace current Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. By Jarrett Renshaw and David Shepardson WILMINGTON, Del., Dec 15 (Reuters) – President-elect...

December 15, 2020
Total Views: 2614

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Shipping

EU Leaders Plan Appeal to Biden to Rebuild Transatlantic Ties

By Jonathan Stearns (Bloomberg) — The European Union plans a sweeping proposal for transatlantic cooperation to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden in a bid to repair relations soured by Donald Trump. “The...

December 1, 2020
Total Views: 1156

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
offshore oil rig
Offshore

Final Offshore Lease Under Trump Shows GoM’s ‘Long Future’

By Nichola Groom Nov 18 (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s final sale of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico generated nearly $121 million in high bids on...

November 18, 2020
Total Views: 1024

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
US MERCHANT MARINE CAPTAIN
Blog

Forbes Challenges The Biden Administration To Act Now On Maritime Appointments

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In August 2017 President Trump swore in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby as MARAD Administrator, the top civilian maritime position in the United States. In the...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 5976

Monday, November 9, 2020
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Environment

Offshore Wind Industry Cheers Biden Win

Trade groups representing the United States’ offshore wind sector are hailing the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States as significant to further growing the...

November 9, 2020
Total Views: 169