Protecting American Ports

By Jay Smilyk, VP of Americas, NanoLock Security Recent incidents underscore the reality of cyber risks facing the maritime industry. An attack in January 2023 successfully deployed ransomware against a major ship software supplier, affecting around 1,000 vessels. Det norske Veritas (DNV), a Norwegian maritime giant, stated that it was targeted with ransomware, forcing them to shut […]

Crowley Announces United States Merchant Marine Academy Recipients of Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Crowley Announces United States Merchant Marine Academy Recipients of Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

By Crowley. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Feb. 1, 2024) ­– United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) deck cadets Ellary Boyd and Kaleb Cunningham and engine cadets Aidan Brown and Aidan Ciesluk have been awarded Crowley’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships. The scholarship recognizes the cadets’ success and dedication to a career in the maritime industry. The four recipients demonstrated Crowley’s values of drive, integrity […]

Domestic Maritime Industry Drives Washington Economy

By Chad See, Washington Maritime Federation President.           Over 170,000 jobs and nearly $46 billion in revenue drive the state economy The Washington Maritime Federation (WMF) released a study documenting the tremendous impact of maritime businesses and activities on Washington State’s economy. The average annual compensation in maritime-related jobs is $112,000 including benefits. The study […]

U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans Honored at Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Their efforts during the War enabled America to move millions of tons of materials across the globe to support U.S. troops and allies to defeat tyranny. (Credit: AMMV)

By VOICES Staff. In a historic tribute, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs extended an unprecedented invitation to the American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV) to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Veterans Day. This added a poignant chapter to the nation’s respect for its veterans. “Laying a wreath […]

Crowley Celebrates Five Years of Honoring Veterans with Wreaths Across America

Since 2019, Crowley has served as the primary Wreathes Across America sponsor for Puerto Rico

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Crowley has expanded its support for veterans through its sponsorship with Wreaths Across America (WAA) for the fifth consecutive year. This partnership is a testament to the company’s commitment to honoring the nation’s past and present service members. Building on previous years, Crowley is contributing an estimated $70,000 through wreath sponsorships and in-kind transportation […]

Overseas Shipholding Group Pledges $30,000 for Women Offshore Scholarships

By Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.   OSG seeks to improve gender diversity in the maritime industry through scholarships to women pursuing careers at sea TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (“OSG”) continues their efforts to remove financial barriers for women entering the maritime industry with a scholarship pledge in the amount of $30,000. The scholarship […]

New Report Shows American Dredging is Competitive and Growing

The Lorraine Hooks, owned and operated by Mike Hooks, LLC is one of the newest additions to the U.S. dredging fleet, enabling increased competition for new projects. Credit: Mike Hooks, LLC

By VOICES Staff   The U.S. dredging industry is ‘fiercely competitive’ and growing according to The Mike Hooks Report, detailing the latest trends in the U.S. federal dredging market. Every year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partners with American Maritime to identify and dredge projects across the country along the nation’s inland waterways, coastal […]

New Standalone Company Created Through Integration of U.S. Jones Act Tank Vessel Fleets

By Crowley Maritime and SEACOR. (JACKSONVILLE & FORT LAUDERDALE Fla.; Sept. 13, 2023) – Global maritime and logistics leaders Crowley and SEACOR Holdings (“SEACOR”), through its subsidiary Seabulk Tankers, Inc.(“ Seabulk”), today announced an agreement to form a joint venture that will integrate their liquid energy and chemical transportation vessels, operations and related services into a […]

A Museum Beneath the Waves – WIDMAC

By Russ Green, Superintendent of the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast NMS. On August 16, 2021 NOAA designated the 962 square-mile Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary to conserve 36 historic shipwrecks with exceptional archaeological, recreational, and national significance. Co-managed by NOAA and the state of Wisconsin, the sanctuary expands on the state’s 30-year stewardship of these historic sites, […]