Issue / Maritime

Senate Clears Defense/Water/Coast Guard Bill After Rejecting Manchin Permitting Amendment

Last night, the Senate voted to approve the 4,310-page legislative behemoth based on the national defense authorization bill (NDAA),...

Defense Authorization Bill Adds WRDA, Coast Guard, MARAD, Drone Bills

A familiar pattern is emerging on Capitol Hill towards the end of the annual session: there will only be two trains out of town at...

House Hearing Outlines Need to Resolve Interagency Disputes for Enforcing Cargo Preference

On September 12, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly issued a report critiquing the U.S. Maritime...

Waterborne Competitiveness Study Analyzes Global River Systems

Funding of the U.S. inland waterways system has gotten “a lot better over the past decade or two,” Lewis said. “The U.S....

Biden Signs Ocean Shipping Reform Bill

Yesterday, President Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill (S. 3580) amending federal laws relating to ocean shipping. The Senate...

US Inland Waterways’ Role in a Global Marketplace

The United States’ inland waterway system is made up of roughly 12,000 miles of rivers and 237 lock chambers at 192 different...

$31 Billion ‘Ike Dike’ Hurricane Protection Project Moving Through Congress

“That $31 billion Texas project – $19.2 billion federal share, and $11.7 billion non-federal share – is, by far, the...

How Does U.S. Waterways Competitiveness Stack Up in World Terms?

"Examining other countries reveals the significant advantages that the U.S. inland waterway system brings to exporters, the...

Waterborne Competitiveness: U.S. and Foreign Investments in Inland Waterways

Want a high level overview of this report? Sign up now for the webinar on June 7 with the authors. The 12,000-mile inland waterways...

Webinar: Waterborne Competitiveness: Comparing U.S. and Foreign Inland Waterways

The 12,000-mile inland waterways network in the United States is a vital trade corridor serving energy, agriculture, and other freight...

Congress Kicks Off Full-Fledged Conference Committee on Economic Competitiveness Bill

The House and Senate kicked off the first formal intercameral conference committee of the current Congress, and the first one in...

Senate Passes Ocean Shipping Bill; Path to Reconciling With House Bill Unclear

Yesterday, the Senate passed legislation (S. 3580) reauthorizing the Federal Maritime Commission and making changes in ocean shipping...

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