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U.S. FLAG SHIPPING AND FOOD AID

March 25th 2014

The Agricultural Trade Development Assistance Act of 1954 – otherwise known as PL 480 – was signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower. According to President Eisenhower, the purpose of this Program is to “lay the basis for a permanent expansion of our exports of agricultural products with lasting benefits to ourselves and peoples of […]

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JONES ACT

March 25th 2014

The Jones Act is the body of U.S. maritime law that guarantees that America’s domestic waterborne commerce will be controlled by American companies operating United States-flag vessels built in American shipyards and crewed by American merchant mariners. Enacted in 1920, there is a good reason why it remains a cornerstone of American maritime policy: no […]

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MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM (MSP)

March 25th 2014

Supplying American troops overseas – enhancing America’s commercial sealift capability – providing the U.S.-flag vessels and American mariners needed by the Department of Defense.  Doing all this and more in the most efficient and economical means available to the United States government is what the U.S.-flag merchant marine is able to do for our nation […]

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