January 24th 2018

Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby discusses the challenges facing our industry in the most recent edition of a new podcast that focuses exclusively on maritime.

The podcast is hosted by MM&P Vice President Gulf Ports-Government Affairs Klaus Luhta and is available on iTunes.

In the most recent edition, “A Leader’s Leader,” Adm. Mark Buzby talks about the current state of the American maritime industry and the challenges ahead.

“Admiral Buzz, as he is affectionately called, has prepared all his life for this job,” Luhta says.

“His philosophy is to take care of your people first. Give them the tools they need to do the job. Then get out of the way.”

As head of the Maritime Administration, Buzby advises and assists Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on commercial maritime matters, the U.S. maritime industry and strategic sealift.

He also maintains liaison with public and private organizations involved in the U.S. maritime industry.

In the interview, he discusses some of the challenges facing our industry and how he plans to address them

Some previous instalments of the podcast are: “The Truth About the Jones Act,” “An Interview with Congressman John Garamendi” and “A Shipbroker’s Life.”