Statement on the Announcement of Elaine Chao as the Sec. of Transportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2016   Statement on the Announcement of Elaine Chao as the Secretary of Transportation The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association and the International Organization of Masters Mates & Pilots congratulate Elaine Chao on her nomination by…

SIU Applauds Choice of Elaine Chao for DOT

The Seafarers International Union has warmly welcomed the news that President-Elect Donald Trump has named Elaine L. Chao to be the next United States Secretary of Transportation. Chao, who most recently served as Secretary of Labor under President George W….

AEI Letter re US Food Aid Costly Problem Publication

We write in response to the November 2, 2016 American Enterprise Institute publication “US Food aid’s costly problem: Why it’s time to eliminate cargo preference,” authored by Montana State University Professor Vincent H. Smith and his assistant Ryan Nabil. The…

EX-IM BANK IS A CRITICAL FOR THE U.S.-FLAG FLEET: CONGRESS MUST ACT!

It will take you about 10 seconds to urge your representatives in Congress to restore a major source of cargo to the American Merchant Marine. Please go now to http://tinyurl.com/CargoNeeded The U.S Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) supports millions of U.S….

APL received the 2016 Quest for Quality Award

On 27 September 2016, APL received the 2016 Quest for Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the transportation and logistics industry in Orlando, Florida, USA. Ranked amongst the top 10 Ocean Carriers by logistics publication Logistics Management, APL outperformed…

Liberty Maritime has received the Certificate of Recognition from the USDA

In recognition of Liberty Maritime Corporation’s outstanding performance and support to the P.L. 480 Title II Food Aid program in delivering bulk & breakbulk grain shipments to difficult locations around the globe. Liberty Maritime Corporation has consistently demonstrated great dedication…

Food for Peace Draft Strategy 2016‐2025 Comments of USA Maritime

USA Maritime thanks the Office of Food for Peace for the opportunity to submit comments on the July 5, 2016 draft of the Office of Food for Peace, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance 2016‐2025 Draft Strategy. Food for…

2016 Maritime Sail-In

On June 14th, more than 70 officers and representatives from United States-flag shipping companies, American maritime labor unions and related maritime associations went to Capitol Hill for our seventh annual Maritime Industry Congressional Sail-In.  The maritime industry leaders, including representatives…

House Passes Appropriation Measure Supporting Food for Peace

The members of USA Maritime rise in support and gratitude for the House Appropriations Committee’s decision to sustain funding for our nation’s flagship international food aid programs, despite the Administration’s proposal to reduce Food for Peace funding in FY17 by…