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Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 19, 2016

Depending on which sector that your maritime business resides on the global waterfront and within the world’s supply chain, the past 18 months may not have been your best ever. This week, the confluence of three separate, but related events may just form the basis for a way forward to better times.

Maritime TV Interview: A USMMA Midshipman Weighs In

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on September 12, 2016

A midshipman from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy contacted Maritime TV wishing to provide a midshipman’s perspective on the current Sea Year Stand Down and Accreditation Issues. For this interview, we agreed not to release the identity or gender of the midshipman…

SITREP: USMMA

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 2, 2016

The real issue hasn’t yet been addressed. Is it too late?Amidst the uproar that immediately followed the U.S. Maritime Administration’s curious decision to suspend the ‘sea year’ training for a subset of Kings Point cadets, USMMA alumni, parents…

Maritime Logistics Professional magazine

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 1, 2016

Evolving, growing and increasing its global reach.It is only appropriate that Maritime Logistics Professional magazine will make its print debut at this year’s SMM, the world’s largest and most diverse maritime trade exposition. As always, SMM takes place in Hamburg…

MaritimeTV Webcast: MSC Change of Command

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on August 29, 2016

On August 25, 2016, Rear Admiral T.K. Shannon relinquished command to Rear Admiral Dee Mewbourne aboard the USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3), and Maritime TV was there to cover it.

Standardizing Shipboard “Green” Product Use

Posted to Standardizing Shipboard “Green” Product Use (by John Paparone) on August 24, 2016

A major paradigm shift is needed in relation to “green” cleaning products that are used aboard ships. Standardizing the use of these items is critical to ensure the “real” safety of the environment while maintaining best practices for preserving equipment on an ongoing basis.

Mondays with Maitland: LNG Boom on the Horizon

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on August 22, 2016

Clay Maitland discusses whether there is a boom on the horizon for the use of LNG as a shipboard fuel and what will drive it’s acceptance industry-wide.

SubChapter M: Open Letter to Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the USCG

Posted to SubChapter M (by Rocky Marchiano) on August 22, 2016

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Two for the Price of One

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on August 21, 2016

For the pure pageantry and drama of it all, it’s tough to beat a harbor pilot rate request hearing. Unless of course, you are talking about an effort to challenge the traditional state pilot model commonly found in U.S. deep draft ports, from coast to coast.

Maritime TV Mourns the Passing of Helen Delich Bentley

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on August 8, 2016

Maritime TV salutes the life and career of Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley, a tireless champion for the U.S. maritime industry, who passed away on Saturday, August 6 in Timonium, Maryland. This memorable address from Bentley was delivered…

MarineCFO's Free SubChapter M Educational Series

Posted to Maritime Software....Making It Easy (by Dean Shoultz) on August 4, 2016

Faced with a tightening twenty three month SubChapter M compliance window workboat owners have another tool to assist them through this daunting transition. Workboat industry thought leader MarineCFO announced a 15 week series of free educational…

An Interview With Author Mike Balzano on Rebuilding the US Maritime Industry

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on August 3, 2016

Listen in as Maritime Professional, once again in concert with Maritime TV, presents a compelling interview with one of the most interesting people on the domestic waterfront.A fascinating interview with author Mike Balzano, adviser to Presidents Nixon…

NSMV: the Built-for-Purpose Training Ship

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on July 29, 2016

Anybody who has spent four years at a State Maritime Academy – and I suppose we now can add to that list (this month) about 60 Kings Pointers – has also spent time at sea on a Marad-owned training vessel. Typically, these platforms are long in the tooth…

USMMA Parents Speak Out on the State of the Academy

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on July 27, 2016

Tune in right here for this special Maritime TV Presentation which features interviews with parents of USMMA Midshipmen, many of whom are Kings Point graduates themselves. These parents presented their concerns around the current Middle States…

Shutdown of USMMA Commercial Cadet Shipping is Not the Answer

Posted to Cadet Commercial Shipping at USMMA Kings Point (by Laura Kovary) on July 26, 2016

The recent announcement by the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, suspending cadet commercial shipping needs to be reconsidered. Removing commercial sea training from the curriculum will put the students at a huge disadvantage.

Risk Never Takes a Vacation

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on July 22, 2016

Calgary, Alberta: Just back from a nice holiday in Western Canada, I also need a few days to recover from all of the hiking at 8,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains.The Death March at Emerald Lake – 12 gritty miles punctuated by a 3,000 climb to…

Clay Maitland Speculates on what Brexit Means for the Maritime Industry

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on July 21, 2016

Maritime Professional is pleased to feature another interview in the Maritime TV video series featuring Clay Maitland, Managing Partner, International Registries, Inc., entitled Mondays with Maitland. The program series addresses issues of the day throughout the international maritime industry.

US Coast Guard Subchapter M Towing Vessel Regulations Effective July 20, 2016

Posted to US Coast Guard (by Steve Candito) on July 21, 2016

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) previously published a Final Rule on Inspection of Towing Vessels. The Final Rule is codified under 46 CFR Subchapter M and is commonly referred to as Subchapter M. The new Rule establishes requirements for the design…

SubChapter M: Vessel 365 Gets Underway

Posted to Maritime Software....Making It Easy (by Dean Shoultz) on July 18, 2016

Since 2011 I have been involved with in nearly every high level discussion concerning SubChapter M technologies and recordkeeping. It has been a long and often times anxious road as we have all pondered what USCG would publish in the Final Rule.

Maritime TV: Public Awareness Campaign for World Maritime Industry/Seafarers

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on July 13, 2016

Maritime TV and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) have launched a tax-deductible fund-raising effort to support a public awareness campaign for the World Maritime Industry and its Seafarers.This campaign initiative…