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Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby

U.S. DOT: Funding Available for Small Shipyards

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of $19.6 million in federal funding to support capital improvements and employee training at small U.

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WTO: Global Trade Growth Strong as Trade War Worries Loom

World goods trade will grow 4.4 percent this year, maintaining a rapid recovery that could nevertheless unravel if trade tensions escalate further, the World Trade Organization said in its annual forecast on Thursday.

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Bulk Carrier Crashes into a Mansion in the Bosphorus Strait

A massive bulk carrier has crashed into an historic mansion on the shores of Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait after its steering equipment became locked, Al Jazeera reported quoting Turkish state media.   The Maltese-flagged Vitaspirit,

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Marlink Expands VSAT Coverage in the Indian Ocean

Marlink has added a new satellite to its global multi-band Sealink network, expanding its footprint in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and introducing even more Ku-band VSAT capacity to enable high-speed

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FLIR Helps Keep One of Canada’s Largest Ports Safe

As Canada’s second largest container port and North America’s fastest growing port for transpacific trade, the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia is committed to providing mariners with safe, efficient and productive port operations.

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COSCO's OOCL Acquisition to Complete by End-June - vice chairman

Deal waiting for green light from CFIUS, China regulators; COSCO says keeping close eye on US-China trade tensions.   COSCO Shipping's planned acquisition of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is on track to be completed by the end of June,

Christie Thomas,  vice president of contracts and pricing at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. (Photo: HII)

Shipbuilder HII Names Thomas VP Pricing, Contracts

Huntington Ingalls Industries said that Christie Thomas was promoted to vice president of contracts and pricing at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. She will succeed Tom Johnston, who will retire on April 1.

Obituary: Robert Maxwell, MD, BSM Singapore

BSM announced the passing of dear friend and colleague Robert (Bob) Maxwell, Managing Director of the Singapore office. Bob passed away on Monday, 26th March after a long struggle with cancer.   He

APH vessels are being designed in lengths of 592, 772, and 952 feet. The Vessels will carry from 1824 to 2960 TEUs and will travel north and south at twice the speed of barge lines or about 12-14 knots. CREDIT: American Patriot Holdings

St. Louis, Plaquemines Ports Ink MoU for Mississippi River Cooperation

St. Louis Regional Freightway, Port of Plaquemines and St. Louis Regional Ports Sign Agreement to Foster Economic Growth on the Mississippi River. The pact will help support development of a new transportation

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Trade Wars Clearly Bad for Global Shipping - BIMCO

On March 1, 2018, President Trump pushed through a metals tariff plan that puts 25 percent tariff on imports of steel and a 10 percent tariff on imports of aluminium. They are set to enter into force on March 23, 2018.

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DP World to Build, Manage Congolese Deepwater Port

Dubai ports operator DP World will build and manage a new deepwater port on Democratic Republic of Congo's Atlantic coast, the Central African country's transportation minister said on Wednesday.   Jose