ENERGY SECURITY BILL BOOSTS MSP PROGRAM

Section 6 of HR 702, legislation that removes restrictions on the export of crude oil, will further strengthen America’s military security by enhancing the Maritime Security Program (MSP).  Section 6 (National Defense Sealift Enhancement) responds to the factors that threaten…

Maritime Industry Honors America’s Warriors

On September 8th, representatives of USA Maritime and the U.S.-flag shipping industry had the honor to participate in a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.  Tim Perry, Director of Government Affairs for APL Maritime,…

USA MARITIME SUPPORTS GLOBAL POSITIONING LEGISLATION

USA Maritime is a coalition of ship owning companies, maritime labor organizations and maritime trade associations. For more than 200 years, our industry has contributed to U.S. economic vitality, helping to sustain America’s position as a global power. The U.S.-flag…

NEW YORK TIMES EXPOSES FLAG OF CONVENIENCE OPERATIONS

CHIOS, Greece — The rickety raft made of empty oil drums and a wooden tabletop rolled and pitched with the waves while tied to the side of the Dona Liberta, a 370-foot cargo ship anchored far from land in the…

SUPPORT GROWS FOR GREATER MSP FUNDING

Our Nation’s military readiness and the security of American troops stationed overseas are directly dependent on our commercial sealift capability and the ability of the Department of Defense to respond quickly and effectively to international incidents. Without the requisite number of U.S.-flag…

Taking the helm in training

“Let’s start at say, 8 knots,” said a tinny voice from overhead. The water slowly started moving by outside, under a quiet, barely-clouded sky. “You guys used these before?” asked a tall, bald-headed man in front of the terminals, pointing…

USA Maritime Calls for Full Cargo Preference Enforcement

In a statement submitted to the Maritime Administration, USA Maritime has urged that the U.S.-flag cargo reference shipping requirements be fully and strictly enforced, including to commodities purchased in conjunction with the Title XI ship construction program.  READ ONLINE (PDF)

IOMMP President Addresses Merchant Marine Veterans

Courtesy of Maritime Executive:   The American Merchant Marine Veterans, a fraternal organization of the U.S. Merchant Marine of WWII is hosting its annual National Convention at MITAGS in Linthicum Heights, Maryland from May 5-8. The convention is meant to coincide with the 70-year…

Maritime Americans: Vital to the future of our country

NAVY LEAGUE: No industry has been more vital to the success of our country than America’s maritime industry. Our industry provides jobs for hundreds of thousands of Maritime Americans in every corner of our nation—from longshoremen in ports along our…

Senators Urge Full MSP Funding

A bipartisan group of US Senators is urging their colleagues to approve full funding for the Maritime Security Program for Fiscal Year 2016. The Senators, led by Republican Senator Roger Wicker and Democratic Senator Cory Booker, warn that without full…