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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

U.S. Department Of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Welcomes The Addition Of M/V LIBERTY PASSION To Maritime Security Program

 “Today we are celebrating a public-private partnership that is strengtheningAmerica’s Merchant Marine, as well as America’s Armed Forces” 

Beaumont, TX - U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today welcomed the newest vessel to the Maritime Security Program (MSP) in the strategic port of Beaumont, Texas. Renamed the M/V Liberty Passion, it is the third ship owned by Liberty Global Logistics to join the MSP fleet.

Updated: Thursday, April 13, 2017

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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MARAD Seeks Comments on Proposed Policy for Deepwater Export Applications. The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is seeking comments on the agency’s proposed policy to accept, evaluate and process license applications for the construction and operation of offshore deepwater export facilities.

Updated: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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