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Sunday, May 19, 2019

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File Image: Paul Jaenichen (CREDIT: Marad)

Paul “Chip” Jaenichen Joins Liberty Global Logistics

Liberty Global Logistics (LGL) announced today that Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, former U.S. Maritime Administrator, has joined the Company as its Executive Vice President – US Flag. In his new position, he will be responsible for the oversight of the day to day aspects of the Company’s business relating to U.S. flag, government relations, strategic business initiatives and US cargo opportunities. Chip received his B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and his Masters’ degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.

Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, Sr. (CREDIT: Marad)

HMS Global Maritime Appoints Jaenichen as Chief Operating Officer

HMS Global Maritime, owner and operator of the American Queen Steamboat Company as well as 85 other U.S. flagged vessels, welcomes former Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, Sr. of the U.S. Department of Transportation as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO). After a decorated career with the U.S. Navy and the Maritime Administration (MARAD), Jaenichen joined HMS Global Maritime on January 12, 2017. In his role as COO, Captain Jaenichen will be responsible for ensuring that HMS Global Maritime excels in every facet of transportation…

Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr. Acting Maritime Administrator, U.S. Maritime Administration

INTERVIEW: U.S. Maritime Administration - Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr.

On June 4 2012, Deputy Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen was named Acting Maritime Administrator. With the U.S. Maritime Administration since July 2012 when he was appointed Deputy Maritime Administrator by President Obama, Jaenichen would no doubt like to be confirmed as the Administrator; sooner, rather than later. Nevertheless, he’s not letting any grass grow under his feet in the meantime. Beyond this, the affable Jaenichen has rejuvenated an arguably ineffective Marad organization that had in recent years drifted aimlessly without strong leadership.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony: Photo USMMA

USMMA Celebrates Completion of Mallory Pier

The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point informs it recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Mallory Pier. The pier was completely reconstructed as part of USMMA’s overall $71 million dollar Capital Improvement Plan. Faculty, staff and guests were welcomed by the Regimental Band’s Fanfare Trumpets, who were then followed by a greeting from Rear Admiral James A. Helis, Superintendent. Helis thanked those who played a role in the pier’s completion…

Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

MARAD to Host National Maritime Strategy Symposium

On Tuesday, May 6, at 9 a.m. EDT, the Maritime Administration and the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council will host the second National Maritime Strategy Symposium in Washington, D.C. Building upon the first Symposium held in January, this public meeting will focus on domestic U.S. maritime issues, including ports, shipping, shipyards, environmental compliance and maritime energy use, and labor and workforce development. Speakers include: Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation…

Official portrait of Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.

U.S. Maritime Advisory Panel Names 10 New Members

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local public entities, labor organizations, academics, and environmental groups that advise the Secretary on policies to ensure that the U.S. Marine Transportation System is capable of responding to projected trade increases.

From left: Peter Keller, EVP of TOTE; Congressman Duncan Hunter, Walter Tschernkowitsch, Manager, General Dynamics NASSCO Steel Dept. and Duncan Hunter, Congressman Hunter's son who did the honors of making the first cut of steel on TOTE's new Marlin Class hull #495.

Construction Begins on First LNG Containership

Fireworks marked the first cut of steel in a ceremony last night as construction of TOTE, Inc.’s new Marlin Class, the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containership in the world, began at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, Calif. “These ships, will be the most advanced, environmentally progressive vessels of their kind,” state Representative Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation said, “but they also represent $350 million in U.S. The Marlin class vessels mark a new age in American shipbuilding.

Photo: Port of Hueneme

Jaenichen Visits Port of Hueneme

Acting Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen met today with Port of Hueneme officials and Port customers for an industry stakeholder meeting and tour of the Port of Hueneme and Navy Base Ventura County. BMW, Global Auto Processing Services, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Chiquita, Del Monte, Yara, the ILWU and Port Stevedores participated in a strategic round table discussion focusing on partnership opportunities, marine highway trade and Port priorities moving forward. “America’s Ports truly are our economic gateway,” said Acting Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

DOT Provides $7 Million for Maritime Education

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration today announced that America’s six state maritime academies – California Maritime Academy, Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, SUNY Maritime College and Texas Maritime Academy – and the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, N.Y., will each receive $1 million from a government program that recycles obsolete vessels. The funding will help ensure well-educated and highly skilled U.S.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

MARAD Kicks-Off First National Maritime Strategy Symposium

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today welcomed industry stakeholders to the first-ever National Maritime Strategy Symposium, a three-day conference aimed at supporting the growth of the U.S. maritime industry and ensuring the availability of U.S.-flag vessels for our nation’s economic and national security. “More than 75 percent of all U.S trade is transported by water, making maritime trade a critical part of our country’s economy,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

SOCP Annual Fall Meeting & 20 Year Anniversary Event

The SOCP cordially invites the maritime community to attend the SOCP Annual Fall Meeting, celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry . This event will be held at MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090 on November 6-7, 2013 . A high caliber line up of speakers h ave been invited to this exciting event, including Mr. Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr, Acting Maritime Administrator of MARAD and Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, U.S. Coast Guard. Moderator:  Rear Admiral Joseph A. Moderator:   Ms.

FMC Top Guns Meet with MARAD Administrator

FMC Chairman Mario Cordero and Commissioner William P. Doyle met recently with Acting Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenechin. Topics of discussion included: U.S. – China Transportation Forum, Proposed P 3 Alliance, SISI Briefing, U.S.-flag International Fleet. U.S. The Federal Maritime Commission and the Maritime Administration will participate in the U.S. – China Transportation Forum later this month. FMC Commissioner Doyle will attend the forum as part of the U.S. delegation on behalf of the Commission.

Obama Admin. Approval for Fla. LNG Facility

Acting Maritime Administrator David T. Matsuda approved the construction of a deepwater port for liquefied natural gas (LNG) off the coast of Fla. As part of the approval agreement, officials for Port Dolphin Energy, LLC, agreed to provide employment and training opportunities to American mariners on ships using the port. The Maritime Administration is an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation. “This energy project is a win for Florida consumers, and for U.S. maritime workers,” said Transportation Secretary LaHood.

U.S. Merchant Marine Mobilizes for Haiti Relief

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced that the Department’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) is sending five ships to assist with relief efforts in Haiti. Gopher State, Petersburg, Huakai, Cornhusker State and Cape May are being prepared to sail to the Caribbean Ocean from different parts of the United States. All are owned or controlled by MARAD, and will be crewed by civilian U.S. merchant mariners. “Sending these ships will help those on the front line of this effort save as many lives in Haiti as possible,” said Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. “Once again the U.S.

U.S. Shipbuilding Supports $36B in GDP

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) said that the nation’s shipyards support $36B in gross domestic product, as part of a report on the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry issued today. Acting Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen shared the findings of the report, The Economic Importance of the U.S. Shipbuilding and Repairing Industry, at the FuturePorts Annual Conference in Long Beach, California. “Shipyards create quality jobs and support economic growth far beyond our nation’s ports and waterways,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Rep. Jim Langevin (front), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Acting Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, and ProvPort Chief Operating Officer Bruce Waterson

Rhode Island on Forefront of National Freight Network

One of the most important components of a healthy economy is modern port infrastructure to feed our maritime transportation system. By investing in waterways, jobs are created, economic competitiveness is improved and prosperity is built for the long term. At the Rhode Island Ports Showcase in Providence, Acting Maritime Administrator, Paul "Chip" Jaenichen spoke about DOT’s commitment to making such investments. At the Port of Providence alone, port-related employment has grown from 800 jobs 15 years ago to 2,400 jobs today.

Paul Jaenichen (Photo: MARAD)

MARAD Announces $9.46 Million Shipyard Grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced $9.46 million to help improve 12 shipyards in 10 states. The grants, provided through the Small Shipyard Grant Program, foster efficiency and modernizations that allow shipyards to compete more effectively in the global marketplace. Acting Maritime Administrator Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen made the announcement at Jeffboat, LLC, one of the grant recipients, located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. “Improvements at our shipyards mean more ships can be built right here in the United States…

SOCP Annual Fall Meeting and 20 Year Anniversary Event

20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) cordially invites the maritime community to attend the SOCP Annual Fall Meeting, celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry. This event will be held at MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090 on November 6-7, 2013. A high caliber line up of speakers have been invited to this exciting event, including Mr. Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr, Acting Maritime Administrator of MARAD and Rear Admiral Joseph A.

Monongahela Successfully Refloated

Acting Maritime Administrator David Matsuda announced that the Monongahela, one of the government-owned obsolete ships stored at the James River Fleet, was successfully refloated this morning after being aground since Nov. 13. The ship was refloated during high tide at 11:00 a.m. this morning. The Monongahela ran aground after a three day storm with hurricane force winds caused the vessel to break free of its mooring and drift into shallow water. “The Maritime Administration took extraordinary and careful measures to free this ship,” said Administrator Matsuda.

MARAD Warns of Increased Piracy

The Maritime Administration issued advisories to U.S. ships in the waters off the Horn of Africa and in the Indian Ocean. The warnings advise that pirate activity could increase between now and May, due to the end of the Northeast monsoon season and increased range of recent pirate attacks. “These warnings must be taken seriously, as pirates continue to put our ships and crews at risk, even one year after the Maersk Alabama incident,” said David T. Matsuda, Acting Maritime Administrator. The Maritime Administration advisories provide guidance and information to the U.S.

MARAD $14.7M in Grants for Small Shipyards

On April 15, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced $14.7m in grant awards to help improve 17 small shipyards in 16 states. The funds will help these shipyards become more competitive by purchasing modern equipment and training workers. “These grants will help modernize small shipyards and strengthen our economy by making sure we maintain the ability to build and repair ships in the United States,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.