America’s national security depends on safe domestic waterways and common-sense domestic commerce practice on U.S.-flag vessels.
America’s domestic maritime industry is responsible for nearly 650,000 jobs and more than $150 billion in annual economic output.
The Department of Defense recognizes the importance of maintaining a strong domestic shipbuilding industry.
AMERICAN VESSELS BUILT IN
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. Merchant Marine Act occurring on Friday, June 5, 2020, the American Maritime Partnership released this commemorative video to bring greater attention and awareness to the men and women that facilitate the nation’s maritime transportation needs, support a robust defense industrial base, and stand ready to always answer the call of duty in times of need. We encourage you to share this video, and join us in recognizing the heroes of the American maritime industry that continue to strengthen American sovereignty and security.
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