Wednesday, February 19, 2020

header image

N.S. Savannah Returns from Dry Dock

WASHINGTON — The N.S. Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered merchant ship, was to begin its journey back on Feb. 13 from dry-docking in preparation for decommissioning, the Maritime Administration said in a release.   Having spent the last few months at Northeast Ship Repair in Philadelphia undergoing maintenance, the ship…

MARAD Announces $20 Million for Jacksonville Terminal Modernization

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration Administrator Adm. Mark Buzby formally presented a check for $20 million to Jacksonville for the International Cargo Terminal modernization project, the Maritime Administration announced in a release.   U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao said Nov….

Nation’s Sealift Struggling, but Gaining Attention

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The nation’s strategic sealift has languished for too many years, a panel of experts told an audience May 7 at Sea-Air-Space 2019. And the panel, representing the military and civilian sea services, told the morning program…

Indo-Pacific Policy More Complex Than Only China and Russia

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — As the nation grapples with striking a balance between competing with great power challenges and preparing for the possibility of conflict, the Indo-Pacific region poses perhaps the most significant challenge, Dr. Mara Karlin believes. Karlin, director…