“The Jones Act allows us to have additional ships in U.S. trade with U.S. flag. It also provides additional mariners, so the Jones Act, for me, is part of the overall readiness of our maritime industry and our ability to go to war.”
American Jobs. American Security.
America’s domestic maritime industry is responsible for over 500,000 jobs and more than $100 billion in annual economic output.
America’s national security depends on safe domestic waterways and common-sense domestic commerce practice on U.S.-flag vessels.
Who is AMP?
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 and crewed by American mariners ply our waters 24/7. Supported by the Jones Act, this industry sustains nearly 500,000 jobs and almost $100 billion in annual economic impact.