U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD)

MARAD Awards Grants to Eight Marine Highway Projects, Including One in Wisconsin

the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded nearly $12 million in grants to eight marine highway projects across the nation, including one on the Great Lakes, under the... Read More

Diverse Research Team to Explore Future Energy Options for Great Lakes Shipping

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the launch of a 16-month study exploring low carbon options for shipping on the Great Lakes. The research group, led by the International Council... Read More

Preparing to Receive Larger Lakers

Alpena receives $3.8 million to upgrade vessel access Three other Great Lakes ports benefit from similar MARAD grants THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION is funding dock improvements in Alpena, Mich.... Read More

Acknowledging Veterans: New Great Lakes Maritime Academy Program Accepts Sea Hours From Service

For the past several years the U.S. maritime industry and the U.S. Maritime Administration have supported an initiative known as military-to-mariner. The purpose of this program is to encourage military... Read More

Done! Congress Gives Final Approval to $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Just before midnight Nov. 5, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H. R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The legislation was approved by a somewhat bipartisan vote... Read More

In Leadership: News from October–December 2021

Ann Phillips Nominated for MARAD Administrator President Joe Biden has nominated Rear Adm. Ann Phillips to be the next administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration. Phillips served 31 years in... Read More

Creating Opportunity: Port of Green Bay Seeks Funding to Buy Land, Expand Operations What’s in It for Us?

$54.6 million is a big number. But if a $51.9 million request for federal assistance comes through, the Port of Green Bay will be on its way to redeveloping land... Read More

Modernizing Infrastructure: It’s Time to Act While Funding Is Available for Port Renewal

In a time where there are differing opinions on most every topic, the need to improve the nation’s infrastructure should be something we all agree upon. Unfortunately, that is not... Read More