Our History

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

AMP is the successor organization to the Maritime Cabotage Task Force (MCTF), which was founded to counteract a misguided  attempt by foreign commercial interests to eliminate America’s most venerable maritime laws for their own profit and convenience. Since its founding, AMP has led the way in sharing the positive impact of America’s domestic maritime industry has on the nation, including the industry’s support of approximately 500,000 American workers, as well as the nearly $100 billion in economic contributions annually.

Today, AMP continues to be recognized as the “best organized and broadest coalition of interests in Washington” for our work to educate policymakers and the public on the national and homeland security benefits of America’s domestic maritime industry.

AMP is focused on ensuring that America’s domestic maritime industry and the Jones Act remain a key component of our nation’s economic and homeland security.

40
THOUSAND

AMERICAN VESSELS BUILT IN
AMERICAN SHIPYARDS

500
THOUSAND

SUSTAINED AMERICAN
JOBS

29
BILLION

IN LABOR
COMPENSATION

100
BILLION

IN ANNUAL
ECONOMIC OUTPUT

Our American Made, American Maritime is a Cornerstone of our Nation.