Shipbuilders Council of America Announces 2024 Annual Safety Awards

By Shipbuilders Council of America. Winning Shipyards Received Award for Excellence in Safety, Award for Improvement in Safety, and Award for Significant Safety Achievement WASHINGTON – The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national association representing the U.S. shipbuilding, maintenance and repair industry, today announced its annual member safety awards for the 2023 calendar year. […]

Merchant Marine Academies Graduate Nearly 1,500 Officers

By VOICES Staff.  This June saw nearly 1,500 graduates from the seven U.S. maritime academies of 2024 join the workforce. These men and women are poised to join a 650,000-strong workforce that has proved itself critical to America’s national, homeland and economic security. The graduates come from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien: investment in American Maritime is critical for National security

In the latest episode of the American Maritime Podcast, we hear from the former U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien on his thoughts about China’s maritime strategy and global ambitions, U.S. defense and foreign policy, and the Biden Administration’s response. Ambassador O’Brien also discusses how investment in American maritime is critical to support our Nation’s […]