Monthly Archives: February 2017

Support S.168 The Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (CVIDA)

CVIDA is urgently needed to prevent disruption of maritime commerce and the maritime workforce, which serve such key U.S. industries as energy, agriculture, and manufacturing by transporting raw materials, commodities, and finished consumer products. S.168, introduced by Sens. Roger Wicker…

Support U.S.-Flag Cargo Preference Requirements

Since 2009, privately-owned US-flag commercial vessels and their civilian US citizen crews have transported more than 90% of the sustainment cargo needed to support US military operations and rebuilding programs in Iraq and Afghanistan. A 2006 report prepared for the National Defense Transportation Association…

Support Full FY’17 and FY’18 Funding for the Maritime Security Program

To support the full $299.997 million Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations and the full $300 million Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations for the Maritime Security Program (MSP) as authorized by Congress in P.L. 114-113. In authorizing these amounts and thereby reaffirming strong support for…

USA Maritime Letter to President Trump

The United States has been a leader in alleviating hunger around the world for more than 60 years. Through a variety of programs under the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Americans have been helping to…