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 […]

Overseas Shipholding Group Pledges $30,000 for Women Offshore Scholarships

By Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.   OSG seeks to improve gender diversity in the maritime industry through scholarships to women pursuing careers at sea TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (“OSG”) continues their efforts to remove financial barriers for women entering the maritime industry with a scholarship pledge in the amount of $30,000. The scholarship […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why it Matters: WSJ Editorial “The Jones Act Strikes Again”

True to form, the WSJ has published another confused editorial that seeks to divert and distort the facts regarding the Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack towards a premature waiver of the Jones Act. The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today released the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s issuance of a […]

Jones Act 101: Why the Jones Act Matters

The Jones Act is also critical to our country’s economic security.  The 40,000 Jones Act vessels operating in the domestic trades support nearly 650,000 American jobs and $150 billion in annual economic impact.  An impressive five indirect jobs are created for every one direct maritime job, which results in more than $41 billion in labor […]