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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Report Shows American Dredging is Competitive and Growing

The Lorraine Hooks, owned and operated by Mike Hooks, LLC is one of the newest additions to the U.S. dredging fleet, enabling increased competition for new projects. Credit: Mike Hooks, LLC

By VOICES Staff   The U.S. dredging industry is ‘fiercely competitive’ and growing according to The Mike Hooks Report, detailing the latest trends in the U.S. federal dredging market. Every year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partners with American Maritime to identify and dredge projects across the country along the nation’s inland waterways, coastal […]

Maui Fires: American Maritime’s Vital Role in Facilitating Disaster Relief Efforts

Jones Act carriers like Pasha Hawaii and Matson were critical to disaster relief efforts on Maui

By VOICES Staff.   In the wake of the destructive wildfire that ravaged the town of Lāhainā in Maui, Hawaii, the men and women of American Maritime have once again demonstrated their critical role in disaster relief efforts.  American Maritime’s Swift Response American maritime companies have swiftly rallied to provide essential relief and aid to […]

New Standalone Company Created Through Integration of U.S. Jones Act Tank Vessel Fleets

By Crowley Maritime and SEACOR. (JACKSONVILLE & FORT LAUDERDALE Fla.; Sept. 13, 2023) – Global maritime and logistics leaders Crowley and SEACOR Holdings (“SEACOR”), through its subsidiary Seabulk Tankers, Inc.(“ Seabulk”), today announced an agreement to form a joint venture that will integrate their liquid energy and chemical transportation vessels, operations and related services into a […]

Pasha Hawaii Celebrates ‘MV Janet Marie’ Inaugural Call to the Port of Long Beach

Newest Jones Act Vessel MV Janet Marie arrives at the Port of Long Beach

By Pasha Hawaii. [Honolulu, HI – July 29, 2023] – Hawaii-based Pasha Hawaii welcomed the newest member to its container ship fleet with the arrival of MV Janet Marie at the Port of Long Beach in California, where she will begin her maiden voyage to Honolulu, Hawaii. Janet Marie is the second of two new ‘Ohana Class, 774-foot […]

WWII Merchant Mariners: Learn Their Stories!

In May 2022, ten WWII veterans of the U.S. Merchant Marine were in attendence to accept the gold medal award on behalf of all U.S. Merchant Mariners of World War II and the approximately 1,500 living veterans.

Source: VOICES Staff, Ross Rowlinson and Captain Dru DiMattia Heroes of the U.S. Merchant Marine, William Balabanow, John Laughton, Charles Mills, George Worsham, and David Yoho represented the over 9,500 brave merchant mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II by laying wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National […]