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Post-Covid Retail Boom drives volume in US ports

The National Retail Federation has stated that the current incoming volumes are projected to set new records for the year. As the covid-19 restrictions are relaxed across the US, consumers are returning to retail stores with renewed fervor. This...

Marine economy contributes $397bn to U.S. GDP

The U.S. government’s first official study on the economic impact of the nation’s marine economy shows that marine-related sectors contributed nearly $397 billion to the overall U.S. GDP in 2019. The new Marine Economy Satellite Account statistics were released on...

How Floating “Repair Yards” Helped the U.S. Navy Win in the Pacific

USS Houston (CL 81), in a hard turn with her underside exposed, felt the torpedo explosion across the ship. Commander William Behrens recalled “that all propulsive power and steering control was immediately lost. The ship took a list to...

U.S. Extends Export Restrictions on Technology to Chinese Shipbuilders

United States Commerce Department has announced new trade enforcement actions against Chinese companies as part of the Trump administration’s disputes with China over its human rights abuses, actions in the South China Sea, and use of U.S. technology. Among...

US President-elect Introduces Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

President-elect of United state of America, Joe Biden, introduced former rival Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday as his choice for U.S. transportation secretary. Buttigieg was the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana would be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary confirmed...

Department of Transportation settles USMMA sexual assault claim

The United States government has paid its first settlement ever for a sexual assault tort claim at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), lawyers for the claimant said. It is the first settlement of its kind for incidents at...

Merchant tanker rescues 18 fishermen from sinking vessel off Galapagos Islands

The U.S. Coast Guard, working with a merchant tanker has rescued 18 Ecuadorian fishermen after their vessel sank about 300 miles to the north of the Galapagos Islands. The rescue coordination center for the Eleventh Coast Guard District in Alameda,...

US imposes sanctions on Syrian oil and Lebanese shipping company

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions on the efforts to restore Syria’s oil production network, with the support of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The sanctions were announced against seven...

Over 11,000 crew changes conducted in Panama

Panama has facilitated more than 11,000 crews changes between 19 March and 28 October this year. Crew change has been the biggest issue facing the shipping industry this year with some 400,000 seafarers left stranded either on vessels or ashore...

Panic as Hurricane Zeta thunders through Louisiana (Video)

There is serious panic and horror in the United States as a new storm, Hurricane Zeta, made a landfall in the Mississippi River Delta as a Category 2 storm, passing west of Port Fourchon on its way to New...

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INTERNATIONAL ARMS TRADE & SHIPMENT INCREASED BY 10 PERCENT

The USA Made Submarine The volume of International transfer of major weapons in 2013-2017 rose 10 percent higher than in 2008-2012. This information was confirmed...

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