AMEF is set to handle increased U.S. soybean exports

Seaway system set to see more U.S. soybean exports

As the recent temporary shutdown of the St. Lawrence Seaway by strike action underscored, the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway system is a vital maritime trade artery whose smooth operation is too

Protestor on vessel Cape Orlando

Coast Guard removes protesters from RRF ship Cape Orlando

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report of a demonstration happening within the Oakland Harbor near a vessel, the MARAD Ready Reserve Force (RRF) RO/RO ship Cape Orlando, around 8:30

MARAD announces Small Shipyard Grant awards

MARAD awards $653 million in port infrastructure grants

MARAD today announced the award of over $653 million in grants to fund 41 port improvement projects across the U.S under the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). That’s down from the $703

Rendering of NSMV training ship

Philly Shipyard: NSMV training ships will be a loss maker

No doubt about it, the contract to build the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) training ships was a life-saver for Philly Shipyard when it was awarded in April 2020. At that time,

Pete Buttigieg on RAISE grants

MARAD’s MSP and TSP sealift programs are now fully enrolled

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) says that its two key sealift programs, the Maritime Security Program (MSP) and the new Tanker Security Program (TSP) are now fully enrolled. The

marine highway grant awards announced

MARAD springs a surprise in marine highway grant awards

MARAD’s latest round of marine highway grant awards include one that may come as a surprise: $600,000 to study conversion of the historic coal-burning ferry SS Badger to a zero-emission vessel —

Transitioning America’s maritime academies to accommodate new training vessels

By RMF Engineering‘s Andrew Hay, P.E., Division Manager, Infrastructure Engineering; Michael Wilkins, P.E., Project Manager; and Kevin Kikola, P.E., Project Manager The United States’ five State Maritime Academies—California, Maine, Massachusetts, State University

MARAD announces new marine highway route designations

Two new Marine Highway Routes designated

MARAD reports that U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced the designation of two new Marine Highway Routes, as part of the United States Marine Highway Program (MHP). The newly designated M-11

USMMA Advisory Council will hold public meeting

USMMA Advisory Council set for first public meeting

MARAD has announced that the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Advisory Council will conduct its first public meeting on Monday, August 7 at the USMMA campus in Kings Point N.Y. MARAD announced the

Stena Polaris sister ship

MARAD still seeks 10th ship for new Tanker Security Program

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that nine ships have now been enrolled in the Tanker Security Program (TSP). The Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with minor