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Maritime Transport

Maritime Transport

Nowadays, maritime transport sustains worldwide trade and fosters economic development. Global maritime trade continues to grow annually and the number of seaborne passengers increases commensurately, as giant cruise ships become…

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The Future of Shipping in the Arctic: New Perspectives on the Next Frontier

The Future of Shipping in the Arctic: New...

This year, levels of ice in the Arctic were the seventh lowest on record. As ice has receded, there has been a corresponding increase in focus on the Arctic North…

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Taking the Temperature of the 2020 Fuel Sulphur Switch

Taking the Temperature of the 2020 Fuel Sulphur...

As shipping moves further toward a future powered by cleaner fuels, the introduction of IMO’s global sulphur cap on 1 January 2020 offers some valuable lessons about how to ensure…

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Advantage at Sea: Prevailing with Integrated All-Domain Naval Power

Advantage at Sea: Prevailing with Integrated...

The United States is a maritime nation. Our security and prosperity depend on the seas. The Naval Service forward deployed and capable of both rapid response and sustained operations globally—remains…

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Education for Seapower Strategy

Education for Seapower Strategy

This strategy seeks to advance the intellectual capability of our naval forces. The strategy will create a decisive competitive advantage by: • Developing leaders and warfighters who possess good judgment,…

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Maritime Infrastructure: A Strategic Approach and Interagency Leadership Could Improve Federal Efforts in the U.S. Arctic

Maritime Infrastructure: A Strategic Approach and...

Maritime shipping activity, as indicated by the number of vessels in the U.S. Arctic, generally increased from 2009 through 2019. Domestic maritime activity declined after the discontinuation of offshore oil…

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Marine Plastic Pollution

Marine Plastic Pollution

Marine plastic pollution does not only have ecological ill-effects, it can also affect businesses and governments economically. The fight against plastic waste is not lost, and organizations and governments stand…

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The Future of Data in the Maritime Sector: Driving Change Through Geospatial Data

The Future of Data in the Maritime Sector: Driving...

The 21st Century is often regarded as the dawn of the data age. The rise of the internet, smartphone and digital technology has completely revolutionised methods of communication and commerce,…

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Ports Primer for Communities Office of Transportation and Air Quality

Ports Primer for Communities Office of...

Welcome! This Ports Primer for Communities has been developed as part of the EPA Ports Initiative by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) in…

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National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV)

National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV)

The NSMV is a new class of purpose-built ships to provide for the replacement of the current training ships at the State Maritime Academies (SMAs). The NSMV will help to…

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COVID-19 Impact on Cruise Industry

COVID-19 Impact on Cruise Industry

Congress tasked the Federal Maritime Commission with administering the Shipping Act of 1984, 46 U.S.C. § 40101 et seq. The Commission also administers Public Law 89-777, 46 U.S.C. § 44101…

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International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement

International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain...

Pursuant to the Shipping Act of 1984, 46 U.S.C. 40101 et seq. (Shipping Act), the Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is charged with regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system that…

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