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With 1,000 Applications for 140 Seats, NYC's Harbor School Set for Major Expansion

The high school, where students can graduate with industry certifications in marine science or tech, will more than double its enrollment by 2030...

MTD: New education policies key to strengthening U.S. maritime workforce

With the shortage of U.S. professional mariners becoming more acute, the Maritime Trades Department of the AFL-CIO (MTD)...

Maritime high schools can prepare the next generation of mariners

Back when I was a kid, my dad would tell me what it was like working in the merchant marine. He sailed as an able seaman and boatswain...

We're Gonna Need a Greener Boat

Container ships transport just about everything. The world wants more of all of it. So the ships are getting bigger, as are the shipping channels, port complexes, and loading cranes...

Perspective: Maritime High School provides hands-on, project-based learning

As the school year nears an end, I find myself reflecting on the first year of classes for students at Maritime High School...

What Does the Future Hold For Shipping?

As the school year nears an end, I find myself reflecting on the first year of classes for students at Maritime High School...

Commentary: Young people like me want to work in offshore wind in Maine

Offshore wind will extend Maine's maritime legacy, allowing our state to step into a leadership role in the national...

Assessing Diversity: A Data-Driven Approach for Change in Maritime

While shipping organizations may compete for talent, we must recognize that collaboration on...

We Needed Maritime Workforce Development Yesterday

Maybe you've seen the headlines - unfortunately, we've known about this problem for years. In the Spring 2018, the...

Key lawmakers flex new positions to bolster shipbuilding industry

The 800-acre yard employs more than 11,000 workers and provides most of the Navy's surface combatants... 

MPSEC Articles

MARAD Centers of Excellence

Exploring the US Maritime Administration’s Centers of Excellence Program MPSEC was delighted to partner with Tall Ships America to explore the CoE program. We heard from Gerard Wall, the Centers…