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…

MARITIME LABOR URGES ACTION TO BOLSTER U.S. FLEET

The Senate Merchant Marine Subcommittee held a hearing on April 20th to examine the state of the U.S.-flag maritime industry. Testimony was presented on behalf of the seafaring labor unions by Klaus Luhta, Chief of Staff, Masters, Mates & Pilots…

Keeping the Maritime Security Program Funded Should be a No Brainer

These days, there’s nothing shocking about partisan hostility hindering Congress. It’s practically become the new norm. But when lawmakers are able to set aside their differences and work together, great things can happen. The Maritime Security Program (MSP) is a…

BIPARTISAN HOUSE, SENATE COALITIONS FIGHT FOR FULL MSP FUNDING

A bipartisan coalition of 85 Members of the House of Representatives and 16 Senators has called on their respective Appropriations Committees to provide Fiscal Year 2017 funding for the Maritime Security Program (MSP) at its fully authorized Congressional amount.  As contained…

Maritime, Agriculture Coalition Urges Full Funding for Food Aid Programs

The undersigned organizations support sustained funding for the Food for Peace (P.L. 480) and Food for Progress international food aid programs and oppose proposals to reduce funding or to shift these resources to overseas commodity procurement and cash assistance. These…

Challenges for Military Sealift Command: The Distributed Fleet

Sen. John McCain recently went after the Jones Act again. In an amendment to bill S.2012, the “Energy Modernization Act of 2015, McCain argues that the Jones Act is an “antiquated law” that hinders free trade and raises prices for…