MARAD awards $20.8 million in small shipyard grants Ship’s crew

The Maritime Administration of the US Department of Transportation (MARAD) has announced grants totaling $20.8 million to 27 small shipyards in 20 US states.

The Small Shipyard Grant Program aims to provide financial support to shipyards to enable them to modernize, increase productivity and expand employment opportunities, ultimately helping them compete globally.

US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said the department is proud to support shipyards to strengthen their important role in the US shipping sector. “Small shipyards strengthen America’s merchant fleet, strengthen our economic security and create good jobs,” he said.

The Small Shipyard Grant Program was created in 2008 and has since awarded nearly 350 shipyards in 32 states and territories in the United States $303 million in grants to help expand the nation’s maritime industry.

Maritime Administrator Ann Phillips believes these grants help America’s shipyards remain competitive and the program’s economic benefits also extend to the communities where those shipyards are located and the industrial supply chain.

“As shipbuilding technologies continue to advance, Small Shipyard Grants help American shipyards acquire the equipment they need to compete, thrive, and grow the American shipping industry,” Phillips said.

The program’s grants aim to strengthen the US shipping industry and ultimately create a domino effect for economic growth and development. By supporting these small shipyards, the government hopes that there will be more job opportunities and increased productivity, which may improve the country’s economic security.

Shipyard Grant Recipients for Fiscal Year 2023:

ALABAMA

Alabama Shipyard, LLC., of Mobile, AL, receives $718,442 to support the purchase of air compressor systems and fire pumps.?

ALASKA

Highmark Navy Fabrication, LLC of Kodiak, AK, receives $969,191 to support the purchase of a 120 ton rough terrain crane.

CALIFORNIA

Bay Ship & Yacht Co. of Alameda, California will receive $830,380 to support the purchase of a 165-ton Grove GRT 9165 crane with a 205-foot jib.

Driscoll, Inc. dba Driscoll Boat Works, LLC of San Diego, California receives $1,000,000 to purchase a 150-ton naval transport.

Marine Group Boat Works, LLC of Chula Vista, CA will receive $1,142,447 to support the purchase of an 820 ton variable width marine undercarriage.

CONNECTICUT

Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. of Mystic, CT, raised $214,452 to support the purchase of a Wood-Mizer wide slab industrial sawmill and two HYBRID articulated boom lifts.

The Thames Shipyard & Repair Company, Inc. of New London, CT receives $309,853 for the purchase of waterjet surface preparation equipment.

FLORIDA

Fincantieri Marine Repair, LLC., Jacksonville, FL, receives $874,079 to support the purchase of a waterjet and wastewater collection and treatment system.

Norseman Shipbuilding and Boatyard, LLC., of Miami, FL, receives $939,274 to purchase a 150-ton marine transporter.

ILLINOIS

Mikes, Inc.of South Roxana, IL on the upper Mississippi River receives $653,422 to support the purchase of a 30-ton rough terrain crane, telescopic handler, rack and pinion welder, and tig-stick arc reach.

INDIANA

ACBL Transportation Services, Inc.of Jeffersonville, IN will receive $1,000,000 to support the purchase of a 200×70 floating dry dock for ship repair, ship fleet and cleanup operations.

IOWA

Sunflower Enterprises, Inc.of Dubuque, IA, receives $599,840 to support the purchase of a 100-ton marine transporter.

LOUISIANA

Verret Shipyard, Inc.,? of Plaquemine, LA awarded $1,000,000 to purchase a 120×64 floating dry dock.

MAINE

the portland company, of Portland, ME received $739,302 to help purchase a 60-ton marine trailer, tractor/loader and support an indoor ventilation project.??

MISSISSIPPI

United States Navy, Inc., of Gulfport, MS, will receive $238,741 to support the purchase of two Eastman CNC tables.

NEW JERSEY

Bayonne Dry Dock & Repair Corp., of Bayonne, NJ, receives $730,477 to purchase ultra high pressure hydroblast equipment and telescopic handlers.

NEW YORK

Hughes Bros.,? of Brooklyn, NY, secures $1,000,000 in financing to purchase a 160×86 floating dry dock.

NORTH CAROLINA

The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division in Havelock, NC, will receive $86,649 to train and certify employees in three disciplines needed to increase productivity in ship repairs.

OHIO

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.of South Point, OH on the Ohio River receives $838,221 to support the purchase of a CNC brake and plasma table.

PENNSYLVANIA

Heartland Fabrication, LLC.of Brownsville, PA will receive $660,783 to support the purchase and installation of new 25 ton electric overhead traveling cranes and racks.

RHODE ISLAND?

J Goodison Companyof North Kingstown, RI, raised $704,206 to purchase a 176-ton hydraulic self-propelled marine transporter.

Senesco Marine, LLC., of North Kingstown, RI, receives $738,289 to support the purchase and installation of a single-sided sub-arc welding system consisting of three integrated digital systems for loading, trimming and welding multi-plate panels; updated network servers and software; a variable-reach all-terrain lift; and a Tier 4 compressor.

South Carolina?

Major Industries, Inc., North Charleston, SC will receive $527,173 to support the purchase of two (2) HydraBlast pumps and related equipment.?

TEXAS

Südwestwerft, LP., of Channelview, TX, on the Mississippi River, receives $1,200,000 for blasting and painting equipment upgrades.

Sterling Shipyard LLCof Port Neches, TX, on the Mississippi River, secures $1,000,000 in financing to purchase a 120×80 floating dry dock to further expand its order book capabilities.

WASHINGTON?

All American Marine, Inc. of Bellingham, WA, receives $916,166 for the purchase of CNC double head milling cutters and CNC press brake systems.

Everett Ship Repair, LLC., of Everett, WA, receives $1,168,613 to support purchase of 140 ton telescopic crawler crane.?

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