Category: USA MARITIME NEWS

TRANSCOM COMMANDER GENERAL DARREN McDEW WARNS

” the only way of guaranteeing we decisively meet our national objectives is with U.S. ships operated by U.S. mariners.” TWENTY-FIVE years ago today the United States completed the largest deployment of combat power since World War II. That effort…

BREAKING NEWS: CONGRESS APPROVES GREATER FUNDING FOR MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM

The House of Representatives and Senate have each passed, and the President has signed, omnibus appropriations legislation that includes much needed and significant new funding levels for the Maritime Security Program.  In the short term, the omnibus legislation increases MSP…

REPORT WARNS OF THREAT TO US FROM GROWING CHINESE FLEET

A new report prepared by political scientist Dr. Patrick Bratton and seapower historian U.S. Naval Captain (Ret.) Carl Shuster warns that the growth of the Chinese maritime fleet coupled with the decline in the U.S.-flag fleet poses severe risks to…

HOUSE HEARING: U.S-FLAG SHIPPING KEY TO NATIONAL SECURITY

The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Foreign Agriculture and the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee held a joint hearing on November 17th to “explore the interaction of food aid shipping and military sealift capacity, particularly that provided by the…

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…