USA Maritime is a coalition of carriers and maritime unions committed to promoting and protecting the U.S. Maritime Industry. The Coalition and its members work together to educate policy makers, the media and the public about issues impacting the U.S. flag merchant marine and maritime industry. Our members include:
American Maritime Congress (AMC)
The American Maritime Congress is a research and educational organization dedicated to informing the public, the media and our legislators in Washington on the issues and policy affecting the U.S.-Flag merchant marine and maritime industry. For thirty years, AMC has been bringing its message of ships and jobs to our nation?s capital. Whether it?s our ships sailing internationally, or our Jones Act domestic fleet, AMC is a leading advocate for responsible maritime policy, an effective commercially operating fleet for our national and economic security, and a level playing field to ensure the success and continued viability of a U.S.-Flag maritime industry. Visit website here
American Maritime Officers (AMO)
American Maritime Officers is the largest union of merchant marine officers in the U.S. AMO officers work aboard U.S.-flagged merchant and military sealift vessels, and AMO holds a unique presence in the international energy transportation trades. AMO officers work in a broad range of domestic and international trades aboard U.S.-flagged vessels in the deep-sea sector, including oil and product tankers, containerships, roll-on/roll-off ships, heavy-lift ships, trailerships, general cargo vessels and the only U.S.-owned fleet of undersea cable installation and repair ships. Visit website here
American Maritime Officers Service (AMOS)
American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier LLC
FOSS International, Inc.
Foss International (formerly America Cargo Transport Corp.) provides global turnkey logistics and transportation services via sea, land and air. With a fleet of versatile US Flagged vessels, strong business relationships with leading transportation companies and a dedication to customer-driven solutions, we work with companies and organizations worldwide to provide efficient and cost-effective transportation services for increasingly complex needs. Visit website here
Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC
International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots
International Shipholding Corporation
International Shipholding Corporation and its subsidiaries are engaged in waterborne cargo transportation which includes Jones Act Trade, Pure Car/Truck Carrier Services, Roll On/Roll Off, Breakbulk/Bulk Carrier Services, Domestic Coastwide Services, Container Vessels, Multi-Purpose Vessels, and Rail Ferry Transportation. We are water transportation specialists providing unique solutions for a diversified customer base with emphasis on medium and long-term contracts and charters. Subsidiaries operate 46 vessels and include Central Gulf Lines, Inc.; Waterman Steamship Corporation; United Ocean Services, LLC.; LCI Shipholdings, Inc.; CG Railway, Inc.; LMS Shipmanagement, Inc.; and East Gulf Shipholding, Inc. Visit website here
- Central Gulf Lines Inc.
- United Maritime Group
- Waterman Steamship Corporation
Liberty Maritime Corporation
Liberty Maritime Corporation is a New York-based commercial shipping company which operates 10 U.S. and foreign flag vessels. Since its inception in 1988, the American and international maritime community has looked to Liberty for its unrelenting commitment to quality, innovation and reliable service. Liberty’s fleet transports bulk, break bulk and bagged commodities as well as a variety of Roll On/Roll Off (Ro/Ro) cargos around the world for the U.S. Government, the United Nations, Private Voluntary Organizations (PVO’s) and private commercial entities. Protecting the environment, our mariners and clients is the cornerstone of our management philosophy. Visit website here
Maersk Line Limited
Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) operates a fleet of 56 vessels, either in international commercial service or under contract with the U.S. government.
With 33 ships, MLL has the largest and most diverse U.S. flag commercial fleet in international trades. Our container, multi-purpose and tanker vessels provide unmatched flexibility and capacity to transport cargo for government and commercial customers anywhere in the world. We also offer roll-on/ roll-off vessels through our subsidiary, Farrell Lines. The majority of our ships sail on a weekly schedule but our multi-purpose vessels and tankers are available for time and voyage charters. Our vessels use innovative environmental technologies and operating practices to keep our air emissions lower than the container shipping industry average. Visit website here
Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (MEBA)
MEBA represents a large and diverse mix of engineers and deck officers, experienced and skilled in all types of commercial shipping. MEBA’s expertise and proven track record of readiness, safety and loyalty in answering America’s call to action are unrivaled in the world. While the future is in question, one thing is certain. The members of the Marine Engineer’s Beneficial Association will unceasingly fight to preserve America’s fourth arm of defense -The US Merchant Marine. Visit website here
Maritime Institute for Research and Industrial Development (MIRAID)
Since its inception, MIRAID has provided a forum for MM&P and its shipping companies to discuss and debate issues affecting the operation of U.S.-flag commercial vessels. The officers and staff of MIRAID work to achieve a consensus on proposed solutions which will strengthen the economic viability and competitiveness of the U.S.-flag vessel operations of its member U.S.-flag shipping companies and which will thereby preserve and create shipboard jobs for the members of the MM&P. Visit website here
Sailors’ Union of the Pacific
“Entering our third century of continuous operation, the mission remains unchanged: to maintain and develop skill in seamanship, to effect a change in maritime law towards the development of the American Merchant Marine, to assist the seamen of other countries towards the establishment of the Brotherhood of the Sea.” Visit website here
Schuyler Line Navigation Company, LLC (SLNC)
Schuyler Line Navigation Company, LLC (SLNC) operates commercial US Flag and Foreign Flag vessels worldwide, providing a variety of liner shipping and logistics services in the North, Central and South American markets, West African markets and Caribbean markets including Cuba, Guatemala, Belize, Colombia, and Haiti. SLNC is an approved and active player in USAID & World Food Program (WFP) operations and an approved bidder for the US Transportation Command. Visit website here
Seafarers International Union (SIU)
The Seafarers International Union, Atlantic, Gulf, Lakes and Inland Waters, AFL-CIO, represents professional United States merchant mariners sailing aboard U.S.-flag vessels in the deep sea, Great Lakes and inland trades. Visit website here
Sealift Inc. is a privately held company, incorporated in New York, established in 1975. Originally Sealift was a shipbrokerage house specializing in paper, rice, general cargo and in operating breakbulk liner services to the Mediterranean and from Brazil. Today, the Company operates a fleet of U.S.-flag, ocean-going ships; most of these vessels operate in our U.S.-flag liner service to worldwide destinations. We are one of the largest ocean transportation contractors for U.S. Government food aid cargoes. All operations, chartering, engineering, crewing, IT and accounting are handled by our Oyster Bay, New York office. Visit website here
Preserve the U.S.-owned, built and crewed Jones Act fleet » Ensure development of U.S. waterborne commerce » Enhance our National Security through the expansion of a militarily useful U.S.-flag vessel fleet. Visit website here.