America Must Renew its Commitment to Maritime

The United States must renew its commitment to a strong, reliable American maritime capability to confront emerging threats. China’s aggressive shipping expansion poses significant challenges to the United States and our allies. Global tensions have highlighted the vulnerability of maritime supply chains, and our domestic waterways remain a potential pathway for increasingly belligerent adversaries to […]

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 […]

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 […]