Category: THE MERCHANT MARINE

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…

USA Maritime’s statement before the Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee

USA Maritime’s statement before the Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy on the re-chartering of the Export-Import Bank of the United States USA Maritime, a coalition of ship owning companies, maritime labor organizations and maritime trade associations,…

USA Maritime’s letter to the Secretary of Transportation in support of retaining current cargo preference requirements applicable to certain Export-Import Bank programs.

Dear Mr. Secretary: The undersigned companies, labor unions and associations, including non-USA Maritime members, represent viliually every privately owned U.S.-flag vessel regularly engaged in the U.S. foreign trade. We write to express our strong support for retaining current cargo preference…