MARAD Awards Grant for Cutting Edge Green Project. The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced a $450,000 grant to AEP Rivers Operations of St.
MARAD Testing Alternative Power for Vessels. The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is testing state-of-the-art, environmentally efficient technology onboard the Training Ship (TS) Kennedy.
MARAD Seeks Comments on Proposed Policy for Deepwater Export Applications. The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is seeking comments on the agency’s proposed policy to accept, evaluate and process license applications for the construction and operation of offshore deepwater export facilities.
Our very first Congress singled out the domestic U.S. Merchant Marine as essential to our economy and national defense. That is why, from the beginnings of this nation, they took steps to secure the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet from foreign flag competition in coastwise domestic maritime trade.
Senator Wesley L. Jones sponsored the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 – better known now as the Jones Act. For 94 years, that law has remained the cornerstone of U.S. maritime policy, a policy that was the center of discussion at yesterday’s 2nd Annual Tradewinds Jones Act Forum.
There, I joined maritime industry experts and stakeholders in recognizing that, while some sectors of America’s economy have seen operations and jobs shift to countries abroad, this hasn’t been the case for our maritime industry.
MARAD Releases Liquefied Natural Gas Bunkering Study.
Cyber Security Training DVD Now Available to the Maritime Industry. The Maritime Administration has announced the availability of a free, computer-based training course (CBT) on cyber-threats in the maritime environment. The DVD will assist vessel owners and operators, merchant mariner unions, maritime academies, and other maritime organizations with training U.S.
MARAD Announces Call for Projects for America’s Marine Highways. The Maritime Administration is accepting project applications for Marine Highway designations until September 30, 2016. Eligible projects should establish new or enhance existing Marine Highway services that reduce landside congestion and increase the use of domestic marine transportation. Proposed projects no longer have to have parallel landside routes. While all applications must be sponsored and submitted by public entities, public/private partnerships are encouraged.
Secretary Anthony Foxx
National Maritime Day
Washington, DC • May 22, 2014
Thank you, Chip.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local public entities, labor organizations, academics, and environmental groups that advise the Secretary on policies to ensure that the U.S. Marine Transportation System is capable of responding to projected trade increases.
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Proposes New Passenger Train Door Rules. The Federal Railroad Administration today announced a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) intended to improve the integrity of passenger train exterior side door safety systems. The proposed rule would create new safety standards that would help decrease accidents and improve the safe operation and use of passenger train exterior side doors.