Carpenter: U.S. must renew its commitment to maritime

Carpenter: U.S. must renew its commitment to maritime

By Jennifer Carpenter The United States must renew its commitment to a strong, reliable American maritime capability to confront emerging threats. China’s aggressive shipping expansion poses significant challenges to the United States and our allies. Global tensions have highlighted the vulnerability of maritime supply chains, and our domestic waterways remain a potential pathway for increasingly belligerent adversaries to cause harm.…
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Panama Canal increases draft limit, daily transits

Panama Canal increases draft limit, daily transits

(PANAMA CITY, Panama) — The Panama Canal Authority celebrated the eighth anniversary of the waterway's expansion program on Thursday by announcing an increase to its draft and daily transits, all while continuing to manage the impact of climate variability and the challenge of securing water for the future. Through an advisory to shipping, the authority announced that the maximum authorized…
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All American to build new patrol boat for LA Port Police

All American to build new patrol boat for LA Port Police

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) has signed a contract to construct a 65-foot catamaran for the Los Angeles Port Police. Teknicraft Design of Auckland, New Zealand, designed the dive and patrol vessel, which represents a significant step forward in maritime law enforcement capabilities for the port police. Measuring 65 by 24 feet, the aluminum catamaran is specifically designed…
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Vineyard Wind 1 hits electricity production milestone

Vineyard Wind 1 hits electricity production milestone

(BOSTON) — Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) on Tuesday announced that the Vineyard Wind 1 project is now delivering more than 136 megawatts (MW) to the electric grid in Massachusetts, making it the largest operating offshore wind project in the United States. The first large-scale offshore wind project in the nation, Vineyard Wind 1 now has 10 turbines in…
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Crowley christens first fully electric tugboat in U.S.

Crowley christens first fully electric tugboat in U.S.

(SAN DIEGO) — Joined by diverse partners and industry supporters, Crowley on Tuesday christened eWolf, America’s first all-electric ship-assist harbor tugboat. "The eWolf is a historic milestone in the maritime industry and Crowley’s legacy, and underscores our company’s commitment to serve as global sustainability leaders and innovators. The all-electric tugboat is the most technologically advanced vessel of its kind, and…
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Dali leaves Baltimore, arrives in Virginia for repairs

Dali leaves Baltimore, arrives in Virginia for repairs

(BALTIMORE) — The containership Dali headed out of Baltimore for Virginia on Monday, nearly three months after the ship lost power and struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse. Six construction workers on the bridge at the time of the incident were killed. The ship arrived at the Virginia International Gateway in Portsmouth, Va., on Tuesday, where…
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MarAd advisory: Crew kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea

MarAd advisory: Crew kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea

(WASHINGTON) — Over the past year, pirates, armed robbers and kidnapping for ransom (KFR) groups are known to have operated in the Gulf of Guinea off Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana and Togo. During this period, they targeted a variety of vessels including tankers, containerships, general cargo vessels and passenger vessels. These groups have boarded vessels up to 300 nautical…
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St. Johns Ship Building delivers second CTV to Windea

St. Johns Ship Building delivers second CTV to Windea

(PALATKA, Fla.) — St. Johns Ship Building has delivered Windea Enterprise, the second of three Jones Act-compliant Incat Crowther 98-foot crew transport vessels (CTVs) ordered by Windea CTV LLC, a partnership of Hornblower Wind and MidOcean Wind. This marks the third CTV delivery by St. Johns within six months. “I’m incredibly proud of all the shipbuilders and support staff who…
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S. Korea’s Hanwha to acquire Philly Shipyard for $100 million

S. Korea’s Hanwha to acquire Philly Shipyard for $100 million

(PHILADELPHIA) — Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Ocean have announced the acquisition of Philly Shipyard, a leading U.S. shipbuilder that has delivered approximately half of the large U.S. Jones Act commercial ships in the United States since 2000. Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Ocean will together invest $100 million in the deal to further their strategies to expand their global defense and…
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Number of containers lost at sea falls to record low

Number of containers lost at sea falls to record low

(WASHINGTON) — The World Shipping Council (WSC) has released its annual report on containers lost at sea, showing a significant decrease to 221 containers lost in 2023. While this is the lowest number recorded since the survey began in 2008, the WSC underscores the ongoing need for stringent safety measures and constant vigilance. Key findings • Lower losses: 221 containers…
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