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SUPPORT U.S.-FLAG CARGO PREFERENCE REQUIREMENTS

June 11th 2019

General Darren McDew, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, 2018:  “Cargo preference laws, because of the impelled cargoes they generate, help maintain U.S.-flag ship capacity and the qualified mariners necessary to crew the Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Fleet and the Military Sealift Command Surge Fleet.” U.S.-flag cargo preference shipping requirements mandate that a percentage of U.S. taxpayer […]

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JONES ACT

June 11th 2019

AMERICA IS MORE SECURE BECAUSE OF ITS STRONG DOMESTIC MARITIME INDUSTRY Under U.S. domestic maritime laws, commonly known as the Jones Act, cargo shipped between two U.S. ports must move on American vessels.  These laws are critical for American economic, national, and homeland security, which is why they have enjoyed the support of the U.S. […]

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MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM (MSP)

June 11th 2019

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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