Maritime News

All Bollinger facilities open, operational after Hurricane Ida

(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards on Friday announced that all 11 of its facilities are now open and operational following Hurricane Ida’s landfall last month near Port Fourchon, La., as a Category 4 storm. Bollinger’s facilities in Port Fourchon, Larose,…

Burger building new vessel for Michigan ferry operator

(MANITOWOC, Wis.) — Burger Boat Company has begun work on a new vehicle and passenger ferry for the Eastern Upper Peninsula Transportation Authority (EUPTA), located in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The 92-foot U.S.-made steel ferry will operate year-round on the…

Coalition aims to make zero-emission shipping 'default choice' by 2030

(COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — Full decarbonization of international shipping is urgent and achievable. This is the clear message from more than 150 industry leaders and organizations representing the entire maritime value chain, including shipping, cargo, energy, finance, ports and infrastructure. In…

REC New York reopens in new location

(NEW YORK) — Regional Exam Center (REC) New York has reopened for examination services in the Federal Building at 201 Varick Street in Lower Manhattan. Specific information regarding the REC’s physical address, hours of operation, and entry requirements can be…

New AMC campaign highlights key role of US-flagged shipping

(WASHINGTON) — The American Maritime Congress (AMC) has launched a comprehensive campaign to raise public awareness about the key role the U.S.-flagged deep-sea shipping industry plays in the nation's economic prosperity, national security and future well-being. "We're excited to launch…

NMC cites possible issues with recent Pay.gov payments

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — The National Maritime Center (NMC) recently became aware of a problem with the merchant mariner user fee payment form on the Pay.gov website. During the last 90 days, mariners who attempted to pay examination and/or issuance fees…

House panel approves $350 million for Great Lakes heavy icebreaker

(CLEVELAND) — The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday approved $1 billion for U.S. Coast Guard shoreside infrastructure nationwide and $350 million for a heavy Great Lakes icebreaker as part of its budget reconciliation bill, an action that the…

Sea Machines plans autonomous voyage around Denmark by ocean tug

(BOSTON) — Sea Machines Robotics will embark on a 1,000-nautical-mile autonomous and remotely commanded journey around Denmark later this month. Aptly named The Machine Odyssey, the voyage marks a landfall moment for autonomous transportation and is slated to prove that…

ILA: Members will not work autonomous ships without crews on board

(NORTH BERGEN, N.J.) — Harold Daggett, president of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), has a message to any shipping companies planning to utilize autonomous container cargo ships without crew: Don’t sail them into ILA ports from Maine To Texas, Puerto…

ABS, Vanderbilt analyze decarbonization strategies for inland waterways

(HOUSTON) — The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Vanderbilt University have published a landmark report analyzing decarbonization strategies for U.S. inland waterways. "Decarbonization of the Inland Waterway Sector in the United States" evaluates the potential for possible future propulsion…

Port NOLA resumes containership operations nine days after Ida

(NEW ORLEANS) – Container vessel operations resumed Tuesday at the Port of New Orleans, just nine days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in southeast Louisiana as a Category 4 storm. The first two ships worked the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal,…

Small passenger vessels underway off California face new safety checks

(ALAMEDA, Calif.) — Coast Guard personnel throughout the 11th Coast Guard District have implemented an initiative that enhances underway presence and improves safety aboard small passenger vessels operating off the California coast. The safety compliance checks are being conducted underway…

SAFETY BULLETIN: Updated COVID mask requirements for mariners

(WASHINGTON) — The Coast Guard assistant commandant for prevention policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-21 Change 3, “COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System,” to provide notification that mariners on “non-passenger-carrying commercial vessels operated by a team…

Recovery from Ida likely to take weeks for Port Fourchon

(PORT FOURCHON, La.) — Port Fourchon, America’s largest base supporting the U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore oil industry, will take weeks to recover after Hurricane Ida tore through the Louisiana community, according to a report by World Oil. “How many…

Crowley, Shell partnering on largest LNG bunker barge in US

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­— Crowley Maritime Corp. has signed a long-term time charter with Shell NA LNG providing for the building and operation of a new U.S.-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge. Upon construction, the barge will be the largest…

Northwest Ports aim to eliminate shipping-related emissions by 2050

Port operators in Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, British Columbia, have set a goal to eliminate shipping-related emissions throughout the broader Georgia Basin-Puget Sound waterway by 2050.  The effort involves the Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Northwest Seaport Alliance,…