FMC to investifate Candian ballast water regulations

FMC will seek additional comments on “Unreasonable Refusal to Deal” rulemaking

In a briefing this week, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) noted that since the signing into law of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA), the public is continuing to take advantage of

Support grows for USTR petition on Chinese shpibuilding

OMSA applauds Garamendi legislation on Jones Act loopholes

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.) has introduced the “Close Agency Loopholes to the Jones Act” bill that would close the loopholes in the Jones Act created by “letter rulings” from U.S. Customs and

WRDA has been tagged onto NDAA

WRDA, Coast Guard and MARAD authorizations included in NDAA

As we reported earlier, the massive National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2023 (NDAA), now awaiting President Biden’s signature, serves as a legislative vehicle for a number of non-defense authorizations, with the

Maersk CEO Søren Skou

“Tougher than IMO” U.S. clean shipping legislation wins support from Maersk

Shipping and logistics giant Maersk has voiced its support for the “tougher than IMO” Clean Shipping Act introduced earlier this year by Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), whose district includes the Port of

Manchin gets pen used to sign Inflation Reduction Act

NOIA praises Manchin’s Inflation Reduction Act provisions

When President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, among those coming away from the ceremony with a signing pen as a souvenir was Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who cosponsored the

GAO report criticizes frigate program design instability

GAO report looks at Navy multiyear procurements

Anyone who has ever tried to plow through Navy budget request documentation knows that it’s strong on patriotic sentiment but at times fuzzy on a lot of other things. It seems that

Support grows for USTR petition on Chinese shpibuilding

“Tougher than IMO” bill on ship emissions introduced in House

There have long been warnings that failure by IMO to act more aggressively on shipping decarbonization would lead more countries and regions to introduce their own measures. Already, the EU is moving

Biden signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA)

President signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act into law

President Joe Biden yesterday signed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) into law. As we reported when the measure was passed, the legislation expands the authority of the Federal Maritime

Support grows for USTR petition on Chinese shpibuilding

Ocean Shipping Reform Act set for signature

After passing the House yesterday, S. 3580, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA), is on its way to President Biden, who is no fan of the giant container alliances and

Support grows for USTR petition on Chinese shpibuilding

House Seapower panel seeks U.S.-built sealift ships

There’s a reason why so many shipbuilders have Washington, D.C. offices. The House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces today released its proposals for the FY 2023 National