WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced March 2 the availability of $25 million in funding for the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP), which supports the development and expanded use of America’s navigable waterways and will help improve our nation’s supply chains and the movement of goods throughout the country.
According to multiple reports, Dilbar, the largest motor yacht in the world is now being held in Hamburg, Germany. It belongs to the Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, one of 26 close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin sanctioned by the European Union on Monday. With an estimated net worth of $14.3 billion, Usmanov is one
Governments continue to hide behind force majeure rules to deny critically ill seafarers medical access ashore, something lobby group the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has demanded ends immediately, Sam Chambers reports on the Splash247 news platform. Publicly reported stories throughout the pandemic include seafarers with broken limbs being asked to remain onboard and take
Ocean carriers expect sanctions against Russia to tighten in the coming days and are offering no guarantees that cargo already on the water will make it to the country’s main gateway port of St. Petersburg, today reported the JOC.COM news platform. That is likely to leave thousands of containers on board vessels and clogging Europe’s
Saint John, N.B.- After a two-year hiatus caused by the global pandemic, Port Saint John has announced a return of its cruise sector to the waterfront on May 4. According to a draft schedule, 69 cruise ship visits, with vessels owned by 13 cruise line brands, are planned to arrive in the Port City between
Germany has decided to fast-track the commissioning of two liquefied natural gas receiving terminals in a bid to reduce dependence on certain energy producers, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Saturday during an extraordinary session of the Bundestag on February 27, 2022, on Russia’s attack on Ukraine. “We are going to change course to overcome
The aging U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star (WAGB 10) reached the southernmost navigable waters on the planet on Feb. 17 with a visit to Antarctica’s Bay of Whales. Polar Star reached a position of 78 degrees, 44 minutes, 1.32 seconds south latitude at 12:55 p.m. New Zealand time, holding a distance of approximately 500 yards from
The World Shipping Council (WSC) today firmly rejected claims made by President Joe Biden that ocean carriers colluded to enrich themselves by astronomically raising freight prices during the pandemic period. The WSC was responding to the announcement made Tuesday by President Biden during his State of the Union address that the United States intends to