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 […]

U.S. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise Receives Shipbuilders Highest Honor – Maritime Leadership Award

Rep. Scalise (center) displays his award in the nation’s capital. He’s flanked by Matt Paxton (left) and Ben Bordelon.

By Shipbuilders Council of America. WASHINGTON – The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national association representing the U.S. shipbuilding, maintenance, and repair industry, presented U.S. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) with the SCA Maritime Leadership Award. The award is given annually to national leaders who demonstrate exemplary dedication and support for the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry. “Louisiana is […]

The National Security Importance of the Jones Act Recognized on National Maritime Day

Florida Commerce Secretary Laura DiBella was joined by representatives from the American Maritime Partnership and Florida Maritime Partnership

By the American Maritime Partnership. WASHINGTON & JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 22, 2023) – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today recognizes the critical importance of the economic and national security benefits the 650,000 men and women of American Maritime deliver to the nation. “This National Maritime Day we are reminded that America, […]

TRANSCOM Leader Highlights Importance of Sealift to Congress

General Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, 14th commander of TRANSCOM

By VOICES Staff. General Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, the Commander of the United States Transportation Command, testified at a hearing to members of the House Armed Services Committee’s seapower and readiness subcommittees about the importance of maintaining the U.S. Sealift and Airlift fleets, especially as China aims to dominate global maritime. The hearing was held […]