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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces New Maritime Administration resources for Paducah, KY

New Resources Will Allow Agency to Optimize Support of America’s Inland Waterways

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Maritime Administration (MARAD) will establish a new, dedicated Gateway office in Paducah, KY. Gateway offices provide assistance to public ports and state and local officials in addressing transportation congestion relief and improving freight and passenger movement.

Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Rear Admiral Mark Buzby, USN, Ret. Sworn In as Maritime Administrator

WASHINGTON –Secretary Elaine L. Chao has sworn in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, USN, Ret. as the Administrator of the Maritime Administration. Prior to his appointment,  Admiral Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA), a global association of transportation and logistics professionals.  

 “Our maritime industry is facing unprecedented challenges in our increasingly globalized world,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao. “Administrator Buzby’s extensive naval and maritime background will serve as a tremendous asset to the Maritime Administration.”

Updated: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Suisun Bay Vessel Removal Project Finishes Ahead of Schedule

Departure of the CAPE BORDA Marks the Completion of the Consent Decree

Maritime Administration Executive Director Joel Szabat joined federal, state and local officials and environmental groups today to mark the completion of an agreement to remove 57 non-retention vessels from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet (SBRF) by September 30, 2017.  The departure of the Cape Borda for recycling reaches the milestone two months ahead of schedule.

Updated: Thursday, August 3, 2017

Maritime Administration Announces Funding Availability for Small U.S. Shipyards

Grants Increase Production Efficiency and Support a Highly Skilled Workforce 

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced the availability of $9.8 million in Federal funding to support capital improvements and employee training at small U.S. shipyards. The grants, provided through the Small Shipyard Grant Program, help eligible shipyards modernize operations, improve efficiency and reap the benefits of increased productivity by investing in emerging technologies and a highly skilled workforce.

Updated: Friday, May 26, 2017

Maritime Administration Announces $ 4.9 Million to Strengthen U.S. Shipyard Competitiveness

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today awarded $4.9 million in grants to support capital improvements at nine small shipyards located throughout the United States. Provided through the Small Shipyard Grant Program, the funding supports industrial modernizations that increase productivity, allowing our Nation’s small shipyards to compete more effectively in the global marketplace.

Updated: Friday, September 16, 2016

Maritime Administration Celebrates Completion of the Guam Commercial Port Improvement Project

$50 million in essential infrastructure improvements will create jobs and boost the local economy

PITI, Guam – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced the completion of the Guam Commercial Port Improvement Project.  The $50 million project, administered by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) on behalf of the Department of Defense (DOD), has transformed Guam’s strategic commercial sea port into a world-class facility ready to meet the demands of the future.

Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2015
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