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SUNY MARITIME TO RECEIVE FUNDS FOR NEW TRAINING SHIP

March 29th 2018

The government spending legislation approved last week includes $300 million for SUNY Maritime to build a new National Security Multi-Mission Vessel to replace the EMPIRE STATE VI. SUNY Maritime President Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis told the college community in a letter that the new vessel will be delivered in time for the 2022 summer sea […]

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2018 January – February MM&P Magazine Available Now

March 7th 2018 ,

Download current issue: January – February 2018 In this issue: public sector unions under attack in the courts, in Washington, D.C.; Weeks Marine welcomes new hopper dredge MAGDALEN; crew of North Ferry MENANTIC rescues man from icy waters of Shelter Island Sound; Military Sealift Command accepts delivery of USNS CITY OF BISMARCK; new Chief Mate […]

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“LITTLE OR NO CHANCE OF COMMERCIALLY VIABLE, UNMANNED SHIPS BY 2020,” NAUTILUS SURVEY RESPONDENTS PREDICT

February 16th 2018

The overwhelming majority of professional mariners responding to the Nautilus Federation’s survey on autonomous shipping say they disagree with the predictions of some equipment manufacturers that the first fully autonomous ships will be in service by 2020. Members of MM&P and 20 other Nautilus Federation affiliates in 16 countries responded to the survey, which was […]

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​APL TO REPLACE C-11s WITH NEWER SHIPS

February 7th 2018

American President Lines has announced that it will replace the five C-11s in the Maritime Security Program (MSP) with newer vessels. Starting as early as May, the company says, the C-11s will be replaced with vessels from the CMA CGM international fleet. Details of the turnovers are still being finalized, but tentative dates have been […]

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NEW PODCAST FOCUSES ON U.S. MARITIME INDUSTRY

January 24th 2018

Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby discusses the challenges facing our industry in the most recent edition of a new podcast that focuses exclusively on maritime. The podcast is hosted by MM&P Vice President Gulf Ports-Government Affairs Klaus Luhta and is available on iTunes. In the most recent edition, “A Leader’s Leader,” Adm. Mark Buzby talks about […]

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OCEAN GIANT HEADS TO THE SOUTH POLE

January 18th 2018

OCEAN GIANT, the heavy-lift ship managed by Waterman Steamship for Military Sealift Command (MSC), is on its way to the South Pole. In the wheelhouse are MM&P members Captain Timothy Arey, Chief Mate William Cumming, Second Mate Corey Hur and Third Mate Eoin Callinan. The ship plays a central role in MSC’s annual Joint Task […]

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READ: TTD President Larry Willis on the Jones Act

January 3rd 2018

Most nations with seafaring histories have cabotage laws such as the Jones Act that regulate coastwise trade, with requirements restricting foreign access to the crewing, building, and ownership of vessels engaged in point-to-point domestic trade. Here, Larry Willis, president of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD), offers a detailed Q&A on the Jones Act and […]

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