Category: USA MARITIME NEWS

Congressman John Garamendi To Be Honored By National Propeller Club

In recognition of his vigorous advocacy for the U.S. maritime industry, the Propeller Club of the United States has selected Congressman John Garamendi as this year’s recipient of its prestigious Salute to Congress award.  The Propeller Club of the United…

Congress Reaffirms Support for Jones Act

Calls Industry Vital to “National Security and Economic Vitality” The United States Congress last week enacted the strongest statement of support for the Jones Act and the American domestic maritime industry since the Merchant Marine Act of 1936. The measure…

USA Maritime Rebuts USA TODAY Food Aid Article

USA Maritime members are the internationally trading United States flag carriers, labor unions, and associations that compose today’s deep water U.S. Merchant Marine.  We were disappointed to see the one-sided and factually inaccurate presentation of the Food for Peace program…

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…