The Backbone of the Global Economy: The Marine Transportation System | American Blue Economy Podcast
The Marine Transport System: Revamped.
In this month's episode of the American Blue Economy Podcast, we explore the Marine Transportation System (MTS) and how to make it more sustainable, productive, and efficient. Our guests include Coast Guard Rear Admiral Richard Timme, Chair of the Coordinating Board for the US Committee on the MTS, Helen Brohl who is the Executive Director of that committee, Cary Davis of the American Association of Port Authorities, and Julie Thomas of the Southern California Coastal and Ocean Observing System. We'll talk technology, shipping, ports, charts, and the weather and ocean information that ships depend upon to safely sustain the free flow of maritime commerce. We'll begin with an assessment of the grounding of the M/V Evergiven in the Suez Canal in March and how the event highlighted that marine transportation is the lifeblood of the American Blue Economy.