MARITIME ADVISORS is a diversified transportation consulting group based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with a highly select network of professional affiliate consultants located primarily throughout the United States, with several additional MTLA affiliates in Sweden and the United Kingdom.
MARITIME ADVISORS affiliates are frequently called upon to speak at conferences and seminars on a myriad of maritime issues according to their respective areas of expertise. We have assisted U.S. government agencies, port authorities and private sector clients with port management and operations studies, transportation logistics, government and industry relations, transportation business opportunities, trucking and rail operations, short sea shipping feasibility studies, financial modeling and carrier freight route development.
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Sept 30 2010 - A New Focus on Natural Gas-Powered Vessel
-- The use of natural gas in the form of LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a fuel for vessels in the United States is receiving focus from both the natural gas and maritime industries.
Sept. 28 2010 - East Coast Ports May Not Need to Dig Deeper
-- East Coast container ports have plenty of capacity to handle the bigger ships that will be coming through the Panama Canal after it completes a third set of
locks in 2014 and may not have to deepen their harbors as much as they planned.
Sept 24, 2010 - US Railroads Haul more containers -- The top U.S.-owned freight railroads never before hauled as many intermodal containers
as they did in the week ending Sept. 18, said the Association of American Railroads. The AAR also said overall container and trailer hauls hit their strongest level of 2010 as intermodal loadings approach their autumn peak season.
The activity follows a week that included the Labor Day holiday and could reflect some rebound after the shortened week, but it is also consistent with a rising volume trend for intermodal in recent months that so far shows no sign
Sept 23, 2010 - Transportation Performance Index_Press Release
-- WASHINGTON, D.C.ï¿½The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released the first-ever nationwide and stateby-state ï¿½Transportation Performance Indexesï¿½
which show a significant decline over the last five years in how Americaï¿½s transportation infrastructure is serving the needs of domestic commerce,
international trade and the overall U.S. economy. The annual index is the first of its kind designed to look over time at how U.S.
transportation infrastructure is serving the needs of the U.S. economy and business community.
Sept 21, 2010 - WTO Raises Trade Growth for 2010 -- Following faster than expected recovery in global trade flows so far in 2010,
World Trade Organisation economists have revised their projection for world trade growth in 2010 upwards to 13.5%. The WTO's March
forecast was a 10% expansion in trade volumes.
Sept 2010 - Transportation Freight Index
-- The Transportation Performance Index is the fi rst in the series that drives home the point that infrastructure performance matters to the economy and shapes an
environment for action to improve.
July 30, 2009 - NASSCO AMH Study - A Shipbuilderï¿½s Assessment of Americaï¿½s Marine Highways
-- This report provides a shipbuilderï¿½s assessment of Americaï¿½s Marine Highways (AMH), based on the body of knowledge as represented in current literature
related to AMH, dialogue and debate at AMH conferences, insights from potential operators, and insights as a key stakeholder with relevant experience.
April 2009 - Making Transportation Sustainable-TRB Report
-- This report examines the key differences and determinants of travel behavior in Germany and the United States. Americans travel by car twice as much per year as Germans and use transit only a sixth as much. Differences in car reliance between the United States and Germany are not solely due to income or residential density. Germans in the highest income quartile make a lower share of their trips by car than Americans in the lowest income quartile. And Germans living in low density areas travel by car about as much as Americans living at population densities five times higher.
Feb 26, 2009 - NSTIF_Commission_Final_Report -- ï¿½Paying Our Way: A
New Framework for Transportation Finance.ï¿½ Over the last two years the Commission has worked to respond to Congressï¿½s charge in Section 11142 of the
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Actï¿½A Legacy for Users to assess future federal highway and transit investment needs, evaluate
the future of the federal Highway Trust Fund, and explore alternative funding and financing mechanisms for surface transportation.
December 2008 - A Survey of Short Sea shipping and its prospects in the USA
-- The continuing growth of international container trade has created capacity problems at major US ports, and the truck-based freight transportation has
caused a deterioration of traffic congestion on important US transportation corridors. Using inland and coastal waterways, short sea shipping (SSS) can
provide an improvement to these problems.
Oct 24, 2008 - How to fund the repair of U.S. Highways
-- In spite of the influx of an additional $8 billion into the U.S. Highway Trust Fund, there still is an infrastructure funding gap
in the United States. Privatization is one possible answer for closing this gap.
Apr. 1-2, 2009 - Mark Yonge, Managing Member, invited to speak at The Journal of Commerceï¿½s 6th Annual North America's Marine Highways Conference, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel, Jacksonville Fl.
... Also, Roundtable #2: The Green Highway ï¿½ John Jamian, Moderator, Roundtable #6: Operations: Point to Point ï¿½ Mark Yonge, Panelist. Get all the Conference and Registration Info here.
Mar. 2-3-4, 2009 - Gary Ferrulli, Affiliate Member, invited to speak at TPM in Los Angeles, Subject is " Shipper strategies in taking cost out of supply chains".
Feb. 18, 2009 - Richard Biter, Affiliate Member, Mark Yonge, Managing Member, will make presentation on Short Sea Shipping ï¿½ Past, Present & Future to the Annual Joint Navy League/Port Manatee Propeller Club meeting in Sarasota, FL. View the presentation here
Oct. 16, 2008 - Jon Stewart, Affiliate Member, invited to speak at the 4th International Conference & Exhibition on Ballast Water Management in Singapore on the 16th & 17th of October. Click here to see the abstract of his presentation, "Ballast Water Treatment - From R&D to Implementation."
July 22, 2008 - Gary Ferrulli, Affiliate Member, invited to speak at the U.S.-Japan Sea Power Dialogue on July 22nd in Tokyo. The topic is Ocean Management & Development: 'The Need to Increase Port, Vessel and Infrastructure Logistics Capabilities due to Global Trade Growth." View the Conference Agenda here.
June 20, 2008 - Mark Yonge, Managing Member, invited to speak at the 33rd Annual TRB Summer Ports, Waterways, Freight, and International Trade Conference, Baltimore, MD. View presentation here.
June 18, 2008 - View the webcast of the Congressional Roundtable on Short Sea Transport this date. Mark Yonge, Managing Member and Affiliate Paul Bea, Chairman of the Coastwise Coalition, panelists. More...
June 18, 2008 - Dr. Lawrence Henesey, Affiliate Member, Business Development Manager R&D, TTS Port Equipment AB, invited to speak at TOC Europe 2008, Amsterdam, on developments in automated horizontal container transport.
May 3, 2008 - Affiliate H. Clayton Cook invited speaker at the Maritime Law Association of the United States, 2008 Annual Meeting, Ad Hoc Committee on Short Sea Shipping, "Short Sea Shipping for the Maritime Lawyer -- MARAD's Capital Construction Fund Program"
April 15th & 16th, 2008 - Mark Yonge. Managing Member, and Affliates Paul Bea, Raymond Barberesi & Rick Armstrong, invited to speak at the North Americaï¿½s Marine Highways (NAMH) Conference 2008 More...
January 16, 2008 - Mark Yonge, Managing Member invited to speak at CCDoTTï¿½s IMPACT 2008 - 'Innovative Maritime Partnerships Advancing Cargo Transport' More...
November 7, 2007 - Mark Yonge. Managing Member & Affiliate H. Clayton Cook invited to speak at MarineLog Ferries 2007 Conference in Delray Beach, FL More...
March 15, 2007 - H. Clayton Cook, Affiliate, invited to testify on the "Maritime Administration's Title XI Loan Guarantee Program" at U.S. Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces of the House Armed Services Committee Committee Hearing.
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