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Panama Canal Tug Captains Fight for Safety

May 10th 2018

MM&P’s Klaus Luhta talks to two Panama Canal towboat captains about their ongoing fight over safety with the Panama Canal Authority. This is the first work stoppage in the canal’s history. With the new locks operating, a lot is on the line. The economic success of the canal matters. The lives of the towboat crews […]

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2018 MARCH-APRIL MM&P MAGAZINE AVAILABLE NOW!

May 3rd 2018 ,

Download current issue: March – April 2018 In this issue: Maersk Kensington crew extinguishes fire in a cargo hold; three MLL ships report GPS interference in the vicinity of Port Said and the Suez Canal; results of the Nautilus Federation survey on autonomous shipping; news from the CNIC Pilots, the MM&P Great Lakes & Gulf […]

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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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