Category: THE MERCHANT MARINE

Union Crews Honored for Syrian Weapons Neutralization Mission

Portsmouth Vessel and Crew Receive Awards for Syrian Weapons Neutralization Mission NORFOLK, Va. – U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen today presented Merchant Marine Medals for Outstanding Achievement and the Professional Ship Award to the officers, crew…

Navy League Urges Exim Bank Reauthorization

Dear Speaker Boehner, Minority Leader Pelosi, Majority Leader McCarthy, Congressman Hoyer, and Congressman Scalise: On behalf of our 43,000 members, the Navy League of the United States strongly urges you to support the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The Navy…

HOUSE REPUBLICANS CALL FOR EXIM BANK REAUTHORIZATION

A group of 41 House Republicans has called on the Leadership in the House of Representatives “to expedite consideration of the United States Export Import Bank to ensure job creators . . . have the certainty they need to compete in…

BREAKING NEWS: HOUSE VOTES TO RESTORE, STRENGTHEN CARGO PREFERENCE

The House of Representatives on April 1 adopted legislation that would restore and strengthen U.S.-flag cargo preference shipping requirements.  The provisions, sponsored by Congressmen Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and John Garamendi (D-CA), are included in HR 4005, the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation…

A Strong United States-Flag Merchant Marine is Vital for National Defense

Sealift Delivers 90% of All Equipment and Supplies for U.S. Forces “Sealift … has been responsible for delivering over 90 percent of all cargo to Afghanistan and Iraq.” General Duncan McNabb, Commander, USTRANSCOM, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, April…