Blog

The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust announces inaugural scholarship awards

The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust is excited to announce that we have selected a group of recipients for the inaugural scholarship awards made by the Trust.  READ MORE....

Read more

Rear Adm. Wendi B. Carpenter (U.S. Navy retired) Named Executive Director of Captain Phillips–Lane Kirkland Trust

Rear Adm. Wendi B. Carpenter has been named the Executive Director of the Captain Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust. She has served as a Board Member of the Trust since shortly after its inception and has been closely involved with its administrative set up, strategic planning and governance. Carpenter…...

Read more

Maersk Line Completes Hamburg Süd Acquisition

A year after the acquisition announcement, Maersk Line has completed the transaction, securing their purchase of rival shipping company Hamburg Süd for $4 billion. 105 Hamburg vessels will bring Maersk’s total fleet up to 772 with nearly a 20% share of global fleet capacity. The final approval of the acquisition…...

Read more

China Shipping Industry Gets Boost With Ocean Drones

Historically, China is not as closely associated with the ocean as Western countries, but they are getting much closer with the help of startup company Oceanalpha Co. Ltd. Founder and president of the company, Yunfei Zhang, along with the support of government contracts, has turned what was once an academic…...

Read more

USMMA Alumni Release Commemorative Video

Alumni of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) have released a video to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the institution and memorialize midshipmen who have died in service to their nation. Over the summer, the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation (USMMA-AAF) has been executing a campaign designed to remind…...

Read more