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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…

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.

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…

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…

Marad's 'Call to Action' Takes Shape

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 23, 2016

Final Agenda for Marad’s Sexual Assault Summit Unveiled. The Maritime Administration’s ‘Call to Action’ will address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Maritime Industry.Obtained this morning from reliable industry sources, the final…

Sure Signs that the Apocalypse is Upon Us …

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

U.S. publications over the past ten years or so. was taken aback when I read that the U.S. just days before these future mariners were about to be sent out to sea. campus training on working U.S. merchant marine vessels. next reached out to the U.S. on the decision to suspend sea training.

Driving Ballast Water Technology: right out of business …

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 10, 2016

I must admit that I often struggle to understand where we are headed with the ballast water treatment quandary. But, every once in a while, someone puts things in perfect perspective, so even I – a former boat driver with no engineering skills whatsoever – can understand it.

Deciphering Today’s Ballast Water Treatment Challenges

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

Listen in as Steve Candito weighs in with Maritime Professional partner Maritime TV and Dave Gardy on the challenges of when, how, why and what to do when it comes to installing ballast water treatment equipment at a time when the regulations…

Just Five Miles on the Erie Canal

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

A brief visit to an unexpected treasure provides the perfect perspective.Rochester, NY: With a high school senior in the house, this year we find ourselves visiting college campuses for the first time in more than 35 years. It’s a real eye-opener.

Subchapter M

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on May 9, 2016

… and the 600 pound gorilla in the room.Unless you’ve spent the last month sailing on board the last vessel on the planet without internet access, then you know only too well that the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB)…

(No) Ballast off a Sinking Ship

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on April 24, 2016

The invasive species and ballast water treatment situation is dangerously close to spiraling out of control.According to the web site www.mpnballastwaterfacts.com – a site set up in part by a consortium of UV-based ballast water management system manufacturers – the U.S.

Battle in the Bedroom

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on April 4, 2016

Industry Study on Work Schedules and Rest Periods reignites decades-old discussion on what constitutes enough sleep and in what ‘watch format’ will that adequate rest be achieved.It wasn’t too long ago that the American Waterways Operators (AWO)…

Fitting a Square Peg into a Round Hole

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 18, 2016

Brown Water operators join their Blue Water counterparts at the grownup’s table. With all that glory (and the gain) comes a little pain. Along the way, we also learn that one size does not fit all.In the summer of 1980, I joined my first ship as a young, inexperienced Third Mate.

This Just in From DOT: we need to spend more on ports

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 8, 2016

As I waded into my overflowing E-mail box last night, I came upon this little gem, delivered by none other than your friendly neighborhood U.S. Department of Transportation. It turns out – and I know that you won’t believe this – we need to be spending more on our ports…

Rollercoaster Ride to Ruin: a good news / bad news story

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 23, 2016

The President’s proposed FY 2017 budget negates all maritime funding progress made during FY 2016. That spells disaster for the waterfront and the greater economy. On the other hand, it’s great news for South American agriculture and bulk commodity suppliers.

The Next Revolution

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 5, 2016

On America's waterfront, the next 'revolution' simply can't get here soon enough.At the same time that we approach the anniversary of the birth of container shipping, we also find ourselves looking at the specter of another (potentially) crippling labor action, this time on the U.S.

The Criminalization of Mariners Continues Unabated

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on January 28, 2016

The cost of that policy and practice will someday yield a more dangerous global waterfront. Count on it.Reuters this week reported that Spain's Supreme Court had sentenced the captain of the Prestige oil tanker, which sank off Spain's northwestern coast in 2002, to two years in prison.

Pirates, Politics & Protection:

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

Like oil & water, they don’t mix.For many businesses on the collective, global waterfront, it is going to be a challenging year for one reason or another. Hence, you can be forgiven for forgetting that it wasn’t too long ago that the most pressing…

Honoring the Mariner

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on January 7, 2016

It entails more than better food and pay.In the choppy wake of the holiday season, there is always a lot to be done and much to catch up on. You know exactly what I am talking about. That said; the time spent with family during these hectic times is always, for me, special.

MarPro’s TOP Stories of 2015

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on December 29, 2015

As ranked by you, the readers – and told by me – the blogger …As another year on the water slips by, I think that we can all agree that it was an exciting year, a tumultuous one, and a twelve-month span that brought change through many disruptive events…