Category Archives: Maritime

What is the Training Process?

What is the training process? What are the major steps that are critical to completing the full training management lifecycle? Knowing that training is a process is the first lesson. In the generic sense, “a process is a collection of interrelated..

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US Maritime Administration Hosts 3rd Annual Ship Recycling Forum

In early December we had the distinct privilege of participating in the 3rd Annual Maritime Administration ship recycling town hall meeting in Brownsville, Texas.  The venue brought together federal ship disposal programs, government safety and environmental agencies and domestic ship recycling..

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Learning and Training Systems for Growing Organizations

The best learning and training systems should offer robust training capabilities that fit the needs and requirements of your ever growing trainee count and curriculum complexities. This is especially important when your training environment is within highly regulated industries such as..

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September 2016 North American Freight Numbers | Bureau of Transportation Statistics

BTS Statistics Release: September 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.6 percent in September from August, falling for the..

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New MARAD Shipyard Training Program Material

MARAD 07-16, Monday, October 11, 2016 MARAD Announces Cooperative Agreement to Develop Shipboard Climate Best Practices Material for Shipyard Training Programs – The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has signed a $198,000 cooperative agreement with the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) to develop interactive..

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North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016

North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016  All transportation modes except air carried less cross-border freight by value in June 2016 compared to June 2015 resulting in a 6.4 percent decrease to $92.7 billion in the total current..

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29 New Maritime Advisory Panel Members

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 29 New Maritime Advisory Panel members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC).  Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, ship..

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WHAT DOES HUMAN FACTORS MEAN?

WHAT DOES HUMAN FACTORS MEAN? Human factors and ergonomics is the “fit” between the user, equipment and their environments, describing the user’s capabilities and limitations in seeking to ensure that tasks, functions, information and the environment suit each user. To assess the..

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March 2016 North American Freight Transportation Statistics

March 2016 North American Freight Transportation Statistics – All five transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to March 2015. The total value of cross-border freight..

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Online Maritime Training Systems and Courses

Online Maritime Training Systems and Courses ATMS for Maritime delivers a comprehensive maritime training management system for any type of classroom or online, computer-based elearning formats. ATMS can be used in conjunction with maritime simulation and other maritime training courses..

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Client Spotlight: CAE Top Simulation & Training Company

CAE Overview CAE Top  Simulation & Training Company. CAE is a global leader in delivering training for the civil aviation, defense and security and health care markets. We design and integrate the industry’s most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge..

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Offshore Terrorism Threat – Be Prepared and To Do the Right Thing at the Right Moment

By Captain B Thomas AFNI GEA Inspector/Auditor at ISM,ISO Vessel Assurance Inspector Is the Offshore Industry Prepared for the Current Turbulent Times? Of course I am referring to a well known motto by the admirable Baden – Powell. However, is the..

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What is a Transportation Management System?

What is a Transportation Management System? A transportation management system (TMS) is a subset of supply chain management concerning transportation operations and may be part of an enterprise resource planning system. A TMS usually “sits” between an ERP or legacy..

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U.S. DOT Announces $10 Million TIGER Grant to Extend Amtrak Service to Burlington

BURLINGTON, Vt. – TIGER Grant to Extend Amtrak Service. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg joined Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and U.S. Congressman Peter Welch at an event today to..

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The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Training vs Transportation Management Software

The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Transportation Management vs Training Management Software I recently had the chance to attend the excellent TIA Capital Ideas Conference in San Antonio, Texas put on by the Transportation Intermediaries association. While scoping out the..

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Maritime Administration Announces $4.9 Million for U.S. Shipyard Competitiveness

Maritime Administration Announces $4.9 Million to Strengthen U.S. Shipyard Competitiveness WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today awarded $4.9 million in grants to support capital improvements at nine small shipyards located throughout the United States. Provided..

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BTS Statistics Release January 2016 North American Freight Numbers

BTS Statistics Release January 2016 North American Freight Numbers   All five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico..

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Infrastructure Projects

  U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Infrastructure Projects FAST Act Increases TIFIA Program Flexibility  WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the availability of credit assistance for critical infrastructure projects across the country..

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BTS Statistics Release: January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

BTS 14-16 Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel: 202-366-5568 Embargoed until Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:30 a.m. EST BTS Statistics Release: January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on..

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces the Solicitation of Applications for the University Transportation Centers Program

DOT 20-16 Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wilochka Tel.: (202) 366-5128   U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces the Solicitation of Applications for the University Transportation Centers Program Calls on universities across the country to innovate and think big  ..

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Top 5 Online Maritime Courses Providers

1.   Informa Global Events – Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Supposed to be known as the pioneer in the field of providing maritime education and courses online, the Informa Group’s Lloyd’s Maritime Academy offers a wide range of maritime courses to a..

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