Senator Debbie Stabenow Honored by Great Lakes Maritime Task Force for Advocacy

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow speaks to a crowd of citizens attending the Montford Point Detachment 158 Mural Unveiling ceremony during Marine Week Detroit, Sept. 9, 2017. Marine Week Detroit is a chance to connect with our Marines, Sailors, veterans and their families from different generations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Danny Gonzalez)

By VOICES Staff The Great Lakes Maritime Task Force honored Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, for her longstanding dedication to safeguarding the Great Lakes Navigation System and bolstering American jobs within U.S.-flagged Great Lakes shipping. As the co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, Senator Stabenow has been instrumental […]

AWO Releases New Video Highlighting American Maritime’s Commitment to Safety

By American Waterways Operators. ARLINGTON, Va., March 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The American Waterways Operators has produced a new video highlighting the tugboat, towboat and barge industry’s commitment to safety and its strong record as the safest mode of freight transportation. The two-minute video, The Tugboat, Towboat and Barge Industry: Delivering Safety on America’s Waterways, explains that […]

Senator Wicker: Jones Act Strengthens U.S. Navy & Merchant Shipping

By Senator Wicker (R-MS). Another day, another attack on the Jones Act. Colin Grabow and Scott Lincicome’s “Protectionism Kills U.S. Merchant Shipping” (op-ed, Feb. 26) calls for the law’s repeal. For hundreds of years, Congress has entrusted domestic maritime commerce to American companies, ships and mariners for a simple reason: It works. The law helps stabilize the nation’s […]

American-Built and American-Repaired Lakers

Caption: The M/V Mark W. Barker, the newest addition to the U.S.-flagged Laker fleet, can carry an impressive 26,000 gross tons (Photo Credit: Interlake Steamship Company)

By VOICES Staff.   In a significant boost to local economies, U.S. shipping companies are set to inject over $120 million into shipyards and repair facilities across the Great Lakes states. This substantial investment not only ensures the maintenance of the nation’s vital maritime infrastructure but also underscores the enduring importance of the Jones Act […]

Protecting American Ports

By Jay Smilyk, VP of Americas, NanoLock Security Recent incidents underscore the reality of cyber risks facing the maritime industry. An attack in January 2023 successfully deployed ransomware against a major ship software supplier, affecting around 1,000 vessels. Det norske Veritas (DNV), a Norwegian maritime giant, stated that it was targeted with ransomware, forcing them to shut […]

Crowley Announces United States Merchant Marine Academy Recipients of Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Crowley Announces United States Merchant Marine Academy Recipients of Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

By Crowley. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Feb. 1, 2024) ­– United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) deck cadets Ellary Boyd and Kaleb Cunningham and engine cadets Aidan Brown and Aidan Ciesluk have been awarded Crowley’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships. The scholarship recognizes the cadets’ success and dedication to a career in the maritime industry. The four recipients demonstrated Crowley’s values of drive, integrity […]

Domestic Maritime Industry Drives Washington Economy

By Chad See, Washington Maritime Federation President.           Over 170,000 jobs and nearly $46 billion in revenue drive the state economy The Washington Maritime Federation (WMF) released a study documenting the tremendous impact of maritime businesses and activities on Washington State’s economy. The average annual compensation in maritime-related jobs is $112,000 including benefits. The study […]

U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans Honored at Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Their efforts during the War enabled America to move millions of tons of materials across the globe to support U.S. troops and allies to defeat tyranny. (Credit: AMMV)

By VOICES Staff. In a historic tribute, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs extended an unprecedented invitation to the American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV) to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Veterans Day. This added a poignant chapter to the nation’s respect for its veterans. “Laying a wreath […]

Crowley Celebrates Five Years of Honoring Veterans with Wreaths Across America

Since 2019, Crowley has served as the primary Wreathes Across America sponsor for Puerto Rico

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Crowley has expanded its support for veterans through its sponsorship with Wreaths Across America (WAA) for the fifth consecutive year. This partnership is a testament to the company’s commitment to honoring the nation’s past and present service members. Building on previous years, Crowley is contributing an estimated $70,000 through wreath sponsorships and in-kind transportation […]