Category: USA MARITIME NEWS

Taking the helm in training

“Let’s start at say, 8 knots,” said a tinny voice from overhead. The water slowly started moving by outside, under a quiet, barely-clouded sky. “You guys used these before?” asked a tall, bald-headed man in front of the terminals, pointing…

USA Maritime Calls for Full Cargo Preference Enforcement

In a statement submitted to the Maritime Administration, USA Maritime has urged that the U.S.-flag cargo reference shipping requirements be fully and strictly enforced, including to commodities purchased in conjunction with the Title XI ship construction program.  READ ONLINE (PDF)

IOMMP President Addresses Merchant Marine Veterans

Courtesy of Maritime Executive:   The American Merchant Marine Veterans, a fraternal organization of the U.S. Merchant Marine of WWII is hosting its annual National Convention at MITAGS in Linthicum Heights, Maryland from May 5-8. The convention is meant to coincide with the 70-year…

Maritime Americans: Vital to the future of our country

NAVY LEAGUE: No industry has been more vital to the success of our country than America’s maritime industry. Our industry provides jobs for hundreds of thousands of Maritime Americans in every corner of our nation—from longshoremen in ports along our…

Senators Urge Full MSP Funding

A bipartisan group of US Senators is urging their colleagues to approve full funding for the Maritime Security Program for Fiscal Year 2016. The Senators, led by Republican Senator Roger Wicker and Democratic Senator Cory Booker, warn that without full…

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK: A GOOD DEAL FOR THE TAXPAYER

A report released by the Export-Import Bank Coalition concludes that “The Ex-Im Bank makes money for the U.S. taxpayer.”  The report, shows that when based on the major indicators of financial risk, the loans and guarantees issued by the Ex-Im…

Defense Committee Leadership: Support MSP Funding

The Chairman and Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Armed Services have urged their colleagues to support full funding in FY’16 for the Maritime Security Program.  Demonstrating the broad bipartisan support for MSP, Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and…

Bipartisan Legislation Recognizes Role of WWII Merchant Mariners

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives by Democratic Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA) and Republican Congressman John Duncan (TN) would provide long-overdue recognition for American merchant mariners who served our nation during World War II. Their legislation, the Honoring Our…

Administration’s Budget Reaffirms Support For Maritime Security Program

The Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal calls on Congress to appropriate $186 million for the Maritime Security Program, the amount authorized by the Congress to fully fund this Program. The $186 million will ensure the continued operation of the…

Bill Introduced To Extend Export-Import Bank

Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN) and 57 of his Republican colleagues have introduced the Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act (HR 597), legislation to reauthorize and reform the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The mission of the…