American Maritime Industry Praises Obama, Foxx for Port Visit

MarineLink.com
Thursday, July 25, 2013

The American maritime industry today praised President Barack Obama and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx for visiting the Port of Jacksonville, Florida to talk about jobs and economic growth. Thomas Allegretti, the Chairman of the American Maritime Partnership, noted that the Port of Jacksonville alone is homeport to four American-owned freight carriers.

“It is good to see the President recognizes that the American maritime industry continues to play an important role in the nation’s economic future and wants to make investments in infrastructure to support that industry,” Mr. Allegretti stated. “We look forward to working with the administration to ensure that the domestic maritime industry can continue to provide good, high paying jobs for hundreds of thousands of Americans.”

The domestic American maritime industry in Florida supports more than 27,000 people and the Jacksonville port is an appropriate venue for the administration's message on economic growth, as it is one of many new technology hubs where the maritime industry is transforming waterborne commerce. One major project at the Port of Jacksonville is the development of the world's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered container ships. These ships will operate in the U.S. and be built, crewed, and owned by Americans while employing more than 250 people over the next 40 years. This innovation translates to 71% fewer emissions than traditional container ships and the creation of additional American jobs.

American Maritime Partnership is the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry, a pillar of our nation‘s economic, national, and homeland security. More than 40,000 American vessels built in American shipyards, crewed by American mariners, and owned by American companies, ply our waters 24/7, and this commerce sustains nearly 500,000 jobs, $29 billion in labor compensation, and more than $100 billion in annual economic output according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the Transportation Institute.

So efficient are the vessels in the domestic trades that they carry a quarter of the nation‘s cargo for only 2% of the national freight bill, and being American owned, built and crewed helps make America more secure.
 

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Maersk Returns to the Port of Baltimore

Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, along with congressional, state and local officials, officially welcomed Denmark-based Maersk Line, part of the Maersk Group

BMT Awarded Port Geographe Coastal Engineering Contract

BMT JFA Consultants (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group,  has been awarded a contract by the Western Australian Department of Transport (DoT) to provide services as

KPA: Striking Mombasa Port Workers Must Return by Friday

The Kenya Ports Authority said on Thursday striking workers at the Mombasa port should resume work by Friday morning or lose their jobs, and that normal activities

News

Austal Delivers 7th Cape Class Patrol Boat

Shipbuilder Austal Limited announced it has delivered Cape Wessel, the seventh of eight Cape Class patrol boats being supplied to Australian Border Force under a $330 million design,

Silversea Cruises Orders Luxury Ship from Fincantieri

Shipbuilder Fincantieri has received an order to build a new luxury cruise ship for client Silversea Cruises due for delivery in April 2017.    At 40,700 grt and accommodating 596 guests,

Latest LCS Completes US Navy Trials

Littoral Combat Ship 6 (LCS 6), the future USS Jackson, has completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials, shipbuilder Austal Limited announced.   The trials, the final milestone before delivery,

People in the News

MOL Renames Group Ship Management Co.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced today that effective July 2, its wholly-owned ship management company for dry bulkers, New Asian Shipping Company, Limited

TORM's Restructuring Agreement Becomes Effective

As previously reported, TORM has obtained the creditor consents necessary to implement its Restructuring through an English law Scheme of Arrangement (cf. announcement no.

WISTA Seminar on Dry Bulk Receives Wide Response

A Shipping Seminar on "Dry Bulk Chartering, Operations and Arbitration”  held on 27th June 2015 at the Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping, Nariman Point, Mumbai was well attended.

Government Update

Terrorists Will Exploit EU Migrant Crisis, ESC Warns

ESC Global Security has called for the Mediterranean to be classed a maritime High Risk Area in the wake of the terrorist atrocities in Tunisia and Europe’s escalating migration crisis.

KPA: Striking Mombasa Port Workers Must Return by Friday

The Kenya Ports Authority said on Thursday striking workers at the Mombasa port should resume work by Friday morning or lose their jobs, and that normal activities

Philippine Ferry Sinks, 36 Dead

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday, killing at least 36 people but the majority of those on board were rescued,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3089 sec (3 req/sec)