WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of nearly $20 million in Federal Fiscal Year 2023 funding to help modernize small U.S. shipyards and train the workforce in this critical sector.
MARAD’s Small Shipyard Grant Program strengthens the economic competitiveness of shipyards by providing grants that can be used to purchase equipment or provide employee training. In addition, these
WASHINGTON –Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA or Academy) released the USMMA Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Annual Report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. MARAD and the USMMA also announced that two key recommendations from the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) have been implemented that will improve the institution’s ability to deliver capital projects.
Rear Admiral Nunan is first woman appointed as USMMA Superintendent
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Maritime Administration today announced the historic appointment of Rear Admiral Joanna M. Nunan (U.S. Coast Guard, Ret.) as the next superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). Nunan, who spent more than three decades in the U.S. Coast Guard, has commanded units at every level both afloat and ashore. She will
President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests billions of dollars to modernize ports of all sizes and help cut costs for Americans
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $703 million to fund 41 projects in 22 states and one territory that will improve port facilities through the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program. The funding, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Announce Concurrent Jurisdiction for the Kings Point Campus
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the State of New York announced the implementation of concurrent jurisdiction at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). Concurrent jurisdiction on the USMMA campus ensures that victims of crimes have access to local resources and assistance from local authorities in response to, investigation of, and prosecution of felony and
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Boosts Program By $25 Million
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded nearly $39 million in grants to 12 marine highway projects across the Nation under the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The funding will help expand marine highway services on our nation’s navigable waterways to reduce congestion, alleviate supply chain bottlenecks, and move goods more
MARAD study aims to inform future US investments in low carbon shipping
WASHINGTON – Today, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the launch of a 16-month study exploring low carbon options for shipping on the Great Lakes. The research group, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in partnership with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers (GSGP) will assess
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. commercial shipping industry is critical to our economy and national security, and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) is focused on sustaining and growing American shipping capacity. This week during testimony before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, MARAD Administrator Ann Phillips (Rear Admiral, USN, Ret.) announced two efforts intended to support federal compliance with cargo preference requirements.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced today that Canal Barge Company, Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, received a Federal Ship Financing Program (commonly known as “Title XI”) loan guarantee amount of $51,458,000 over 25 years for three new towboats and 17 new barges.
The loan guarantee approved for Canal Barge Company, Inc. supports the modernization of the company’s barges, and towboats, which service
This year’s INFRA awards emphasize projects that strengthen supply chains, help make goods more affordable and are located in rural areas and historically disadvantaged communities
DETROIT – Today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $1.5 billion from the popular Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) competitive grant program for highway, multimodal freight and rail projects that will