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  • 21 April 2015

    From 2007 to 2014, the total economic value that U.S. coastal ports provide in terms of revenue to businesses, personal income and economic output by exporters and importers rose 43 percent to USD 4.6 trillion, according to the ”2014 National Economic Impact of the U.S. Coastal Port System” report by transportation analyst Martin Associates.   This accounted for […]

  • 25 May 2011
    Business & Finance

      Brazilian mining giant Vale will invest US$2.9bn to turn the Ponta da Madeira port terminal in northern Maranhão state into the country’s largest port in 2012… (bnamericas) [mappress] Source: bnamericas, May 25, 2011

  • 10 June 2011

    The government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pressuring the nation’s shipbuilding companies to waive their rights to … (upi) [mappress] Source: upi, June 10, 2011;

  • 11 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working now to transform its civil works program, improve performance and responsiveness, increase customer satisfaction, and improve the reliability of the nation’s water infrastructure. Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, provided that update before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, during a Feb. […]

  • 11 July 2008

    Freedom (LCS 1) Begins Final Dockside Testing in Preparation for Underway Trials MARINETTE, Wis., July 10 /PRNewswire/ — The propulsion plant of the nation’s first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS 1), has completed testing in preparation for dock trials. The ship is now ready to begin dock trials — the final stage of testing before […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development announced it will recommend to draw a record $1 billion from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to maintain America’s federal navigation channels and related infrastructure: “I commend the Senate for taking […]

  • 29 July 2013

    The year 2013 has been designated as the Year of Nationalization by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Drydocks World & Maritime World, the leading international marine and maritime services provider has put in place a number of initiatives to implement this vision. All of […]

  • 19 December 2005

    Most vessels in Vietnam

  • 1 February 2012

    As a new federal report touts the potential for tidal energy and a license has been approved for the nation’s first such project… By Judy Benson ( theday ) [mappress] Source: theday, February 1, 2012

  • 1 February 2012

    As a new federal report touts the potential for tidal energy and a license has been approved for the nation’s first such project… By Judy Benson ( theday ) [mappress] Source: theday, February 1, 2012

  • 18 October 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The University of Houston has received the state’s approval to offer the nation’s first subsea engineering graduate program, which will teach the scientific and technical skills necessary to create the first generation of formally trained subsea engineering specialists. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently approved UH’s proposal to provide a graduate subsea engineering program, […]

  • 20 February 2012

    The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) told federal policy makers that the nation’s transportation network and supply chain are “only as strong as its weakest link” and called for increased growth and investment in the U.S. Maritime Transportation System (U.S. MTS). The comments were submitted February 14 to the House Ways and Means […]

  • 10 October 2011

      Deepwater Wind this week officially submitted its plan to develop a utility-scale offshore wind farm off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)’s Call for Information and Nominations for offshore wind energy projects in the federal […]

  • 31 August 2010

    The twenty-fourth international shipbuilding fair SMM 2010 held in Hamburg, and the first GMEC 2010, (Global Maritime Environmental Congress) will be opened by Hans-Joachim Otto, German Parliamentary State Secretary for the Ministry of Economics and Technology.

  • 5 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    A flood defense scheme in Somerset, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, has been recognized in two national awards schemes. The Cannington Flood Defense Scheme, completed earlier this year, has been awarded a 2017 Green Apple Environment Award and is shortlisted in the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards. The […]

  • 24 May 2017

    Ahead of the international maritime trade event Norshipping 2017 which will be held in Oslo from May 30 to June 2, VesselsValue presents an infographic looking at Norway as a shipowning nation. Taking into account a value of USD 38.2 billion, Norway is one of the top ten shipowning nations by value. The country’s top […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development

    College of the North Atlantic’s Wave Energy Research Centre (WERC) was one of the research projects presented to federal ministers and dignitaries at the Parliament of Canada. The event was organized by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Senior researchers from across Canada were invited by NSERC and Senator Kelvin K. […]

  • 25 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As water levels begin to recede, Canal and River Trust is preparing to get the nation’s canal network repaired and fully open. Across large parts of the country the remarkable resilience of the two centuries old canal system has again been proven and it remains open for people to use. Nevertheless, costs are mounting in […]

  • 4 February 2010

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) expressed concern over the Obama Administration’s proposed fiscal 2011 federal budget, particularly for funding key programs that help make the nation’s seaports more navigable, efficient and secure. Source: Break Bulk, February 3, 2010;

  • 17 June 2011

      The effort to capture wind power more than 40 miles off the Maine coast using massive floating wind turbines continues on schedule – with lab trials at the University of Maine just completed in May, a first-in-the-nation offshore wind test lab opening at the University of Maine in Orono in October and preparations under […]

  • 18 September 2009

    The Lockheed Martin – led industry team completed another key milestone in constructing the nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) with the landing of the vessel’s two main propulsion gas turbines. More than 50 percent of the ship’s modules are under construction at the Marinette Marine shipyard. LCS 3, named Fort Worth, is scheduled for […]

  • 4 March 2013

    The Gitga’at First Nation says a recent conference on LNG, sponsored by the BC provincial government, has raised more questions than it has answered, and government officials, including Premier Clark, and proponents are getting ahead of themselves if they think there is a clear consensus on LNG among BC First Nations. “There is a gold […]