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Largest “Con-Ro” ship ever built in U.S. Lurline sails again into Hawaiian trade lane

Matson, Inc. took delivery of its newest vessel, the largest combination container / roll-on, roll-off (“con-ro”) ship ever built in the United States, from General Dynamics NASSCO.
 

Congress extends and enhances Maritime Security Program to 2035

House and Senate negotiators on pending defense legislation have agreed to language that would extend the Maritime Security Program for an additional ten years, to fiscal year 2035.

Transportation Labor sets national agenda:demands include infrastructure spending

As a renewed wave of worker activism sweeps the country, the leaders of 33 transportation unions focused on ways to improve the lives of working families by creating and protecting middle-class transportation jobs, investing in infrastructure, and enhancing onthe-job safety during the Executive Committee meeting of the Transportation Trades

Massive activation of reserve fleet

United States Military Sealift Command commanders overseeing the U.S Transportation Command’s recent turbo activation are providing new details about the large-scale “stress test” exercise involving dozens of reserve ships and hundreds of civilian mariners.

Maritime tragedy off Santa Barbara coast

The full and precise horror of the fire and sinking of the dive boat Conception is still unknown, but enough details have emerged to list the Labor Day weekend tragedy
among the worst maritime disasters in decades.

Crew detained in Gulf standoff

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard seized an offshore supply vessel on July 31, adding to tensions in the Gulf of Hormuz.