OSVs top CO2 emissions list for North American vessels

OSVs top CO2 emissions list for North American vessels

(HOUSTON) — The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition (BSMC) has released a new report that provides a current benchmark for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the major vessel sectors that make up maritime transportation in North America. “Having a complete view of the North American maritime industry’s carbon footprint helps us better understand the sum of the challenge ahead of us…
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Pasha, MarAd advance port microgrid project in LA

Pasha, MarAd advance port microgrid project in LA

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Maritime Administration’s (MarAd) Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance Program (META) and Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals (PST) recently entered the second quarter of progress powering microgrids at the Port of Los Angeles following a $1.5 million cooperative agreement in spring 2022. PST is an independent operating subsidiary of The Pasha Group. The alternative energy demonstration project for…
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NOAA proposes new vessel speed rules to protect right whales

NOAA proposes new vessel speed rules to protect right whales

(WASHINGTON) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Friday announced proposed changes to vessel speed regulations to further protect North Atlantic right whales from death and serious injuries resulting from collisions — part of a multifaceted approach to stabilize and recover this endangered population. The changes would expand the current mandatory seasonal speed restrictions of 10 knots or…
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Keppel delivers LNG-fueled containership to Pasha Hawaii

Keppel delivers LNG-fueled containership to Pasha Hawaii

(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) — Hawaii-based Pasha Hawaii, together with Texas-based Keppel AmFELS, on Thursday announced the delivery of George III, the first vessel powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel on the West Coast and the first to serve Hawaii. The 774-foot containership is the first of two new ‘Ohana-class containerships to join Pasha Hawaii’s fleet, serving the Hawaii/mainland trade…
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US grain boosts Seaway volumes amid Ukraine war

US grain boosts Seaway volumes amid Ukraine war

(OTTAWA, Ontario) — U.S. grain and coke exports boosted overall shipping volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway in June. Total cargo tonnage shipments (from March 22 to June 30) via the St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 11.9 million metric tons, down 8.3 percent compared to 2021 but gaining ground in comparison to April, when they were down 18 percent at the…
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Eastern protests award of OPC contract to Austal

Eastern protests award of OPC contract to Austal

(WASHINGTON) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, initially tapped to build the U.S. Coast Guard's new offshore patrol cutters (OPCs), is contesting the service’s decision to change shipyards with a formal protest to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), USNI News reported. Eastern filed the protest following the $208.26 million award to Austal USA in late June to build future Heritage-class OPCs. The…
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All American delivers Puget Sound whale-watch boat

All American delivers Puget Sound whale-watch boat

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) and the Hanke family, owners of Puget Sound Express (PSE), have announced the delivery of Swiftsure, the newest member of the PSE whale-watching fleet. The vessel was modeled after Saratoga, built by All American Marine and designed by Teknicraft Design, which was delivered in the spring of 2018. The larger 77-foot Swiftsure will…
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MarAd awards $19.6 million in small shipyard grants

MarAd awards $19.6 million in small shipyard grants

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) announced $19.6 million in grant awards Thursday to 24 small shipyards in 19 states through the Small Shipyard Grant Program. The funds will help awardees modernize, increase productivity, and expand local employment opportunities while competing in the global marketplace. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy, and small…
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WETA gets grant for Bay Area electric ferry network

WETA gets grant for Bay Area electric ferry network

(SAN FRANCISCO) — The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) has won a $14.9 million grant from the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) to develop a high-frequency network connecting some of San Francisco’s fastest-growing neighborhoods with battery-electric ferries. The grant will fund the construction of ferries and shoreside charging infrastructure to support the San Francisco Clean Ferry…
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US identifies two potential wind lease areas in Gulf

US identifies two potential wind lease areas in Gulf

(NEW ORLEANS) — In response to President Biden’s call to advance offshore wind development and accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy, the Department of the Interior on Wednesday announced next steps to bring the opportunity of offshore wind energy to the Gulf of Mexico. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) works under its renewable energy competitive leasing…
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