Yearly Archives: 2019

Aalund Named International Propeller Club’s President

Aalund Named International Propeller Club’s President

Niels Aalund was elected at the 93rd International Convention and Conference in New Orleans on October 17th.  New Orleans, LA: Prominent maritime industry stakeholder Niels Aalund has been elected President of the International Propeller Club. Mr. Aalund will serve a two-year term, commencing from October 17th. Aalund, a well-known maritime subject matter expert and executive, currently serves as an Officer…

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The Apollo Voyage

The Apollo Voyage

We and most Americans recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by members of the Apollo 11 crew. Before that celebration is a faint memory, let’s give some attention to that last part of their mission that involved a different kind of ship and crew. Astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins and their space capsule landed in the Pacific…

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The Maritime Administration has announced the availability of nearly $7 million in federal grants for Marine Highway projects.

The Maritime Administration has announced the availability of nearly $7 million in federal grants for Marine Highway projects. Grants under the America’s Marine Highway Program are available to the sponsors of officially designated Marine Highway Projects Note that an erroneous June 14 application deadline was published in the Federal Register. The correct deadline is August 15.

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On June 12, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

On June 12, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) providing $292.7 million in discretionary grant funding through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program, including $92.7 million for the 15 coastal seaports that handled the greatest number of loaded foreign and domestic TEUs of containerized cargo in 2016, as identified by the USACE.  DOT will…

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Maritime Administration Awards $6.7 Million in Grants for Marine Highway Projects

Maritime Administration Awards $6.7 Million in Grants for Marine Highway Projects

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced $6,790,000 in grants to three Marine Highway projects.  The funding, provided by MARAD’s Marine Highway Program, will go towards enhancing existing services in Louisiana and Virginia as well as supporting the development of a new project in New York. ….   Read more

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THE PROPELLER CLUB – PORT OF WASHINGTON, DC ANNOUNCES JEFF VOGEL AS NEW VICE PRESIDENT

Jeff Vogel. Before Jeff joined the Cozen O’Connor law firm, he established himself in the Washington, D.C. maritime world while working at the U.S. Department of Transportation and for Maritime Administration. At MARAD he was the acting chief of the Division of Maritime Programs, lead attorney for Maritime Support Programs, and an attorney-adviser. His work there covered the Maritime Security…

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The Propeller Club – Port of Washington, DC announces Jen Wilk as new President

Ms. Wilk is the Director of Public Affairs and Development at the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA), the Alexandria, VA based national trade group representing owners and operators of all segments of the commercial U.S.-Flagged passenger vessel industry.  She brings eleven (11) years of experience working to advance safety, security, and environmental stewardship for the passenger vessel industry. She has served…

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The American Association of Port Authorities issues its fourth “State of Freight” report

The American Association of Port Authorities issues its fourth “State of Freight” report

The American Association of Port Authorities in January issued its fourth “State of Freight” report, this one on security-related infrastructure in U.S. ports. “The State of Freight IV”, like the others in the series, is based on a survey of AAPA member port authorities as to the infrastructure plans and needs of America’s deep-draft commercial ports. This particular survey brought…

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