Category: USA MARITIME NEWS

Maritime Labor Supports Crude Exports, H.R. 702

With new and growing national security threats around the world – from Russia to Iran – it’s crucial that Congress continues to support policies that promote the use and trade of U.S. goods and services.  This is vital not only…

HOUSE GIVES RESOUNDING APPROVAL TO MSP FUNDING INCREASE

In an overwhelming show of support for the Maritime Security Program, the House of Representatives voted on October 9th to authorize an increase in funding levels for MSP beginning in Fiscal Year 2017.  The 306 – 109 vote came in…

USA Maritime, Marad Respond to GAO Preference Report

USA Maritime Coalition has responded to the recent Government Accountability Office Report No. 15-666 “International Food Assistance:  Cargo Preference Increases Food Aid Shipping Costs and Benefits Are Unclear”, arguing that the report “paints a distorted picture because it only tells…

USA MARITIME TO CONGRESS: PASS ENERGY SECURITY/MSP BILL

In a letter to the House of Representatives, the U.S.-flag shipping companies, maritime labor unions and maritime associations that belong to the USA Maritime coalition have expressed strong support for H.R. 702, legislation that would lift the ban on crude…

ENERGY SECURITY BILL BOOSTS MSP PROGRAM

Section 6 of HR 702, legislation that removes restrictions on the export of crude oil, will further strengthen America’s military security by enhancing the Maritime Security Program (MSP).  Section 6 (National Defense Sealift Enhancement) responds to the factors that threaten…

Maritime Industry Honors America’s Warriors

On September 8th, representatives of USA Maritime and the U.S.-flag shipping industry had the honor to participate in a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.  Tim Perry, Director of Government Affairs for APL Maritime,…

USA MARITIME SUPPORTS GLOBAL POSITIONING LEGISLATION

USA Maritime is a coalition of ship owning companies, maritime labor organizations and maritime trade associations. For more than 200 years, our industry has contributed to U.S. economic vitality, helping to sustain America’s position as a global power. The U.S.-flag…

NEW YORK TIMES EXPOSES FLAG OF CONVENIENCE OPERATIONS

CHIOS, Greece — The rickety raft made of empty oil drums and a wooden tabletop rolled and pitched with the waves while tied to the side of the Dona Liberta, a 370-foot cargo ship anchored far from land in the…

SUPPORT GROWS FOR GREATER MSP FUNDING

Our Nation’s military readiness and the security of American troops stationed overseas are directly dependent on our commercial sealift capability and the ability of the Department of Defense to respond quickly and effectively to international incidents. Without the requisite number of U.S.-flag…