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MARAD announces availability of $10.8 million in AMHP grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the availability of $10,819,000 in grant funding for the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The AMHP’s purpose is to encourage the use

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Colonial Pipeline shutdown: Are Jones Act waivers on the cards?

The shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline after a ransomware cyberattack has seen panic buying of gas — and MARAD taking the first steps to consider the possibility of a limited Jones Act

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Key Subchapter M compliance deadline nears

In what will be a gentle reminder to some towing vessel owners, and likely a jarring wake-up call to others, a post on the Coast Guard Maritime Commons blog notes that the

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USCG proposes to update electrical engineering regs

by Tom Ewing On April 22, the U.S. Coast Guard published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to update maritime electrical engineering (EE) regulations. The regulations impact design, construction and inspection of

Singapore broadens crew change ban

As the COVID-19 outbreak in India starts to threaten neighboring countries, Singapore has extended its prohibition on crew change ban on crews with a recent travel history to India. A Port Marine

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Cruises from U.S. ports could restart in mid-July

Cruise lines have been sent a letter by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that indicates that cruises from U.S. ports could resume in mid-July, reports USA Today, which has obtained

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U.S., Denmark to push for “zero by 2050” shipping GHG goal

In a fact sheet released following last week’s Leaders’ Summit on Climate, the White House reaffirmed that “in support of global efforts to achieve net-zero GHG emissions no later than 2050, the

Singapore prohibits crew change for seafarers with recent travel history to India

According to India’s Directorate General of Shipping, India now provides 9.35% of the global seafarers and rank thirds in the list of seafarer-supplying nations. However, with coronavirus surging in India, the Singapore

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Biden climate summit: Shipping seeks support for carbon pricing

Ahead of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate convened by President Biden, shipping bodies are pushing to make mandatory market-based measures (MBMs) part of the solution to shipping decarbonization. In a joint submission

New report explains IMO cruise and ferry sector cybersecurity requirement

Leading global mobile satcom specialist Inmarsat has released a new, free of charge, report covering new International Maritime Organization cybersecurity requirements and their implications for cruise ship and ferry operators. By IMO