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When foreign vessels, crews come calling, Moran Shipping responds

March 20, 2020

We really focus on taking care of a ship and crew who are far from home. It’s a lot of responsibility, a lot of dollars on the line, along with people’s lives and property. read more

Five Questions With: James Black

July 02, 2019

As CEO of Moran Shipping Agencies, James Black leads the biggest privately owned vessel agency in the United States read more

Maritime Day- Sean Petty honored in Portland, Maine

May 15, 2019

This Year’s Propeller Club Member of the Year is Sean M. Petty, Operations
Manager at Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc. Sean was joined by many of his
co-workers to help him celebrate this achievement. Congrats Sean! read more

Darryl Danos Retires

February 08, 2019

Moran celebrates the retirement of Darry Danos, Operations Manager of our Lake Charles, LA office. Vice President James Brenek and CEO James Black joined the staff of the Lake Charles office along with Darryl and his wife, Vicki for a luncheon celebration. Darryl, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday, joined Moran in 2002. We wish he and Vicki much happiness throughout their retirements years!

Jim Black 2019 Maritime Leader

January 10, 2019

Jim Black, Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc. named 2019 Maritime Leader of the Year by the Greater Houston Port Bureau.. read more

The Big Picture of Cybersecurity and Digitalization

December 05, 2018

Cybersecurity in our industry is far more than protecting data, and more of about safety of our people, operations, and the environment. read more

Maritime Cyber

August 14, 2018

NCC Group and Moran Shipping Agencies Work Together on Maritime Cyber read more

Moran Cyber Presents..

September 20, 2017

Congratulations to Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc. for a successful Moran Maritime Forum, recently held September 20, 2017 at the Tsakos Auditorium – Athens, Greece. Compliments to our presenters, pictured from left the right.

Captain Alexander Soukhanov, Moran Cyber Director
Jason Kelly, Executive V.P.
James A. Black, CEO and President
Captain Marios Christoforidis, Moran Greece Director
Thomas J. Sullivan, Senior V.P.

Paul Caruselle USCG Award..

June 09, 2015

Moran Shipping Agencies is proud to welcome Paul Caruselle on-board as Vice President and congratulates him for receiving his 2nd USCG Meritorious Public Service Award! Pictured is Rear Admiral Cook presenting the award to Paul at the March 20th ceremony.

Jeff Milstein USCG Award

June 03, 2015

Moran congratulates their own Jeffrey Milstein, who on June 3rd, 2015 was awarded a USCG Meritorious Public Service Award for “outstanding commitment to maritime safety and superior performance while serving as a member of the Marine Transportation System Recovery Unit (MTSRU) in response to Hurricane Sandy from October 31 to November 8.”

MASSPORT Recognizes Tim Dalzell

April 30, 2015

CEO MASSPORT recognizing Tim Dalzell for his efforts at Cruise Port Boston. Tim, over the years has been the leader in cruise ship agency service. No one does it better than Tim Dalzell, he has set the mark. When you have Moran as your cruise ship agent you have the best agent in town. read more

Beth and Jim Black honored:

November 02, 2014

Recently at the 2014 St. Pius X High School Foundation Gala, Beth and Jim Black were honored as the recipients of the Del Sarto Humanitarian Award read more

Ebola at sea?

October 13, 2014

US Coast Guard began monitoring threat in summer read more

Chamber's Annual Dinner

December 02, 2013

Moran Shipping promotes ocean technology and efforts by the State of RI to become a leader in this field read more

ProvPort Inc.

July 12, 2013


Port of Providence, RI cranes at work for the first time, discharging  m.v. NORTH PRINCE read more

Best Places to Work 2013

June 13, 2013

Moran Shipping ranks in Best Places to Work 2013 read more

RIEDC visits Moran Shipping

June 04, 2013

RIEDC Executive Director on right

Marcel Valois, Executive Director of the RIEDC, tours Moran Shipping's award winning IT department.

Maritime Man of the Year in the Port of Boston

May 24, 2013

From left, President of Boston Propeller Club, Captain Steve Palmer, and Moran Shipping CEO Jim Black

Our very own Capt. Steve Palmer is awarded Maritime Man of the Year.


April 19, 2013

North Atlantic Distribution, Inc. (NORAD) announced today that Honda would begin importing cars using the port of Davisville starting in 2014. read more

Moran Shipping Agencies’ Captain Steve Palmer recognized by USCG earning their Meritorious Public Service Award

April 04, 2013

Rear Admiral Daniel B. Abel, Palmer, Captain John O’Connor, Commander Sector Boston

The Commandant takes great pleasure in presenting the U. S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award to Captain Steve Palmer, Vice president and Quality Manager for Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc. read more


March 15, 2013

The effects of Sequestration will be felt in most US ports through the elimination of overtime by CBP which may cause delays in the docking/boarding of vessels. Restrictions differ from port to port. Individual Moran offices will provide updates via Daily emails along with updating Masters via pre arrival messages. Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the local Moran office. read more

Buffalo Marine: Real Hope - For a Change!

March 01, 2013

As previously mentioned, the winter-weather whims had an adverse impact on vessels plying the region’s waterways. read more

RI Governor Chafee visits Moran Shipping

January 29, 2013

Governor Lincoln Chafee and Moran CEO Jim Black at Moran Shipping Agencies headquarters, Providence RI

State leaders mark Quonset dredging project

October 25, 2012

Rhode Island's leaders have kicked off a $7.5 million dredging project designed to improve the Port of Davisville at Quonset Point. read more

Andrew Black is new Operations Manager

August 30, 2012

I’m pleased to announce that Andrew Black will be assuming the position of Operations Manager in our Woodbridge, NJ office. read more

Buffalo Marine: No Gold Medal for June's Numbers

July 30, 2012

The first half of 2012 has yielded one trend – odd months are up and even months are down! read more

A Strategic and Regional Overview, what do we need to prepare for?

July 05, 2012

Daniel Van Duzer of MOMPS addressing the 2012 Africa Ports and Harbor Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa

PBN names Healthiest Employers winners

June 29, 2012

Moran Shipping named a healthiest employer winner by Providence Business News read more

Buffalo Marine: Are Euro problems becoming urs?

June 04, 2012

As the debate rages amongst economists on the impact Euro woes and China’s stimulus plan will have on the United States read more

Moran's Captain Tim Dalzell recognized by USCG

May 30, 2012

Department of Homeland Security & USCG Certificate of Merit see more

18th Annual Worksite Health Award

May 23, 2012

Moran Shipping is recognized by Blue Cross & Blue Shield for receiving the Achievement Award at the 18th Annual Worksite Health Awards. read more

Foggy February leads to Sunny March

April 04, 2012

With 156 hours of fog on the Houston Ship Channel, February was literally a stop-and-go month on the maritime trade front read more