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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Capt. Joachim Wedekind

Posted to Richard Eberhardt's Blog (by Richard Eberhardt) on April 19, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard honored Capt. Joachim Wedekind for 30 years of service in the all-volunteer Auxiliary at the USCG Auxiliary Change of Command held in New Orleans January 13, 2018. Included in the recognition were letters of appreciation from RADM Paul F.

Union Members Host Pro-Jones Act Demonstration

Posted to From the desk of DCA Executive Director & CEO William Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on April 18, 2018

William P. Doyle, CEO & Executive Director of the Dredging Contractors of America participated in a “Day of Thank You to the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate for the Jones Act.”  Doyle as a representative of management for the maritime…

One Hundred and Forty-two

Posted to Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby's Blog (by Mark Buzby) on April 12, 2018

The white cabin over blue hull paint scheme is a telltale sign that the 41’ Utility Boat plying the waters off Kings Point belongs to the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). But the real giveaway is the group of crewmen sporting navy…

6 Ways for Shippers to Reduce Bunker Costs

Posted to Buying Bunkers (by Ishaan Hemnani) on April 9, 2018

It’s no secret – shipping is going through a tough time. And in tough times, owners need to do everything they can to help the bottom line. The industry has been rife with consolidations, bankruptcies, acquisitions and downsizing. But what else…

Digital Twin (Ship) Is NOT just for Cost Cutting

Posted to Shipbuilding and Offshore Software (by Denis Morais) on April 6, 2018

A common strategy that is being implemented throughout our industry is to have a Digital Twin (Ship). However, many companies are falling into the trap of using their digital strategy to only improve the way they are working today. This focus on “cost cutting” is not optimal…

Irony

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on April 4, 2018

“There is a certain irony in a state creating a monopoly, and then subsidizing the cost of the monopoly in order to stay competitive.”  Portland, Oregon is about as far away from Galveston, Texas as you can get. That’s in terms of geography, and okay, politics, too.

A Good Day for the Collective Domestic Waterfront

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 29, 2018

Maritime asks and Washington delivers funding for myriad maritime projects, newbuilds and infrastructure renewals. There is something for everyone in the FY ’18 Omnibus.The recent signing of the FY ’18 Omnibus Funding Bill contained a raft of good news for the domestic waterfront…

A Record-breaking Week for the US Maritime Industry

Posted to From the desk of DCA Executive Director & CEO William Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on March 27, 2018

The week of March 19, 2018, set maritime related records in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Maritime industry visited the largest number of Congressional offices in the nine-year history of the annual Congressional Sail-in. The Omnibus spending bill…

Crew Navigation and Safety Training at SeaTrade 2018

Posted to Murray Goldberg's Blog (by Murray Goldberg) on March 27, 2018

Earlier this month I was fortunate to be invited to take part in a panel at the 2018 Seatrade Cruise Global Safety & Security Symposium. The topic being Crew Navigation and Safety Training, I was joined by Captain Bill Anderson (Director of the Pacific Maritime Institute and NSAP…

State of the Coast Guard: guarded optimism

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 6, 2018

A more robustly funded U.S. Coast Guard forges ahead in a new climate, ready to tackle additional challenges.On March 1st, and as it turned out, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opening its doors for business in Washington, DC, the U.S.

A Perilous Trip Down the River for Inland Operators

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 1, 2018

WCI’s Michael Toohey outlines the challenges ahead for U.S. inland river stakeholders. Washington, DC: At the National Press Club on Tuesday morning, Waterways Council President and CEO Michael Toohey provided a stark view of the task ahead…

The Dos & Don’ts of Applications

Posted to The Hiring Process (by Thomas Montgomery) on February 26, 2018

By Vicki Morgan and Thomas MontgomeryApplications are often the first impression most applicants have about your company. A well-constructed and comprehensive application not only provides you with the needed information to determine if the applicant is qualified…

Casualties, Collisions and Criminality

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 11, 2018

It is a dangerous world out there. Because of it, and no matter how far removed I may find myself from a former life at sea, I still retain a fierce loyalty and certain sympathies to anyone to goes to sea to make a living – to include the Navy…

US Dredging Industry Fly-in to Capitol Hill

Posted to From the desk of DCA Executive Director & CEO William Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on February 5, 2018

We had a very successful Washington, D.C. fly-in this past week. It was a good and solid effort made by all to demonstrate the resolve of the U.S-Flag dredging industry.The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) is appreciative of the time and…

On Display: North America’s Passenger Vessel and Ferry Industries

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 1, 2018

This week’s PVA Annual Convention brought together an enthusiastic group of passenger vessel and ferry stakeholders. The robust turnout bodes well for this sector, and the broader OEM and service providers who keep it humming along.Savannah…

What is a Digital Ship (Twin)?

Posted to Shipbuilding and Offshore Software (by Denis Morais) on January 19, 2018

We have heard the term “digital twin” being used more frequently throughout the literature we read or even at conferences we attend. I have also written several blog posts about the benefits of the digital twin as well as Achieving the Digital Twin.

Ringing in the New Year (Sadly)

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on January 9, 2018

Trouble in Paradise: the Venezuela crisis deepensAs we plow on into the New Year amidst a reasonable level of optimism when it comes to the global energy situation, it can also be said that there is likely no sadder story coming out of 2017 than the rapidly deteriorating situation in Venezuela.

Weeks Marine’s New Hopper Dredge Magdalen Delivered

Posted to From the desk of DCA Executive Director & CEO William Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on January 3, 2018

Weeks Marine’s brand new hopper dredge Magdalen was delivered on December 22, 2017 by Eastern Shipbuilding after successfully completing sea trials and U.S. Coast Guard inspections.Commenting on Weeks Marine’s new hopper dredge Magdalen, William P.

Feeling Blue in a Brown Water World

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on December 8, 2017

The environment for licensed mariners – especially the unlimited tonnage kind – is becoming especially ‘iffy.’ We’ve seen this movie before – this time it is different, more complicated and far more serious.On my way home from a trade event…

For the Holidays, Help a Seafarer

Posted to U.S. West Coast Trade (by John McLaurin) on November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving marks the start of serious shopping for the holiday season.Black Friday, Cyber Monday and deep discounts will motivate tens of millions of American's to purchase presents for friends, loved ones and colleagues.And of those millions upon millions of American consumers…