The world’s first nuclear-powered merchant vessel “N.S. Savannah” set sail from Philadelphia and is returning back to Baltimore. According to the Maritime Administration, the vessel was under maintenance at Northeast Ship Repair of Philadelphia.
With coronavirus crisis in China spreading ahead, shipping industry must be ready to face a possible infection of crewmembers, considering quarantine and closures, while be prepared for charterparty issues. In light of the situation, Hill Dickinson law firm outlined major issues that shipowners may have to deal with, based on previous outbreaks such as SARS and Ebola.
The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced that found $7.5 million for the investment of nine U.S. marine highway projects. Specifically, the funding will give a boost to the existing services in the states of Florida, South California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and lastly Washington.
The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the designation of nine Marine Highway Projects and a Marine Highway Route that will benefit Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington State and American Samoa.
The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) reported $6,790,000 in grants to three Marine Highway projects. The funding will go towards improving the already existent services in Louisiana and Virginia and also will boost the development of a new New York project.
Under its Small Shipyard Grant Program, the US MARAD awarded USD 9.8 million to 18 US small shipyards, aiming to support industrial modernizations that will increase productivity and allow more effective competence in the global marketplace.
The American Waterways Operators, in cooperation with Maritime Administration, launched a study documenting the contribution of the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry to the US economy.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced it will make available $9.8 million in Federal funding to support capital improvements and employee training at small U.S. shipyards. The grants, provided through the Small Shipyard Grant Program, aim in a modernization of operations, efficiency improvement and a highly skilled workforce.
The training material will help mariners better identify and prevent sexual harassment, bullying, retaliation, violence and other coercive behaviors as well as assist industry efforts to aggressively promote a culture of zero tolerance for such behavior.
MARAD, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, awarded $4.9 million in grants to support capital improvements at nine small shipyards located throughout the United States.
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