Who We Are


AMP is the broadest, deepest coalition ever assembled to represent the domestic maritime industry.

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) is the broadest and deepest coalition ever assembled to represent the domestic maritime industry. AMP’s membership includes vessel owners and operators, shipboard and shoreside workers, shipbuilders and repair yards, equipment manufacturers and vendors, dredging and marine construction contractors, maritime trade associations and national security organizations. All recognize that a strong domestic maritime industry is critical for America’s economic, national, and homeland security, and is best supported by maintaining the Jones Act as the foundation of America’s domestic maritime policy.

America’s maritime policy is based on three time-tested requirements established in the best interests of the nation, American industry and its workforce. Any vessel transporting goods or passengers between two points in the United States or engaging in certain activities in U.S. waters must be U.S. owned, U.S. built, and U.S. crewed.


Ku’uhaku Park, President
Matson Navigation Company

Jennifer Carpenter, Vice President
American Waterways Operators

Sara Fuentes, Secretary & Treasurer
Transportation Institute

Susan Allan
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.

Dan Hussin
Dredging Contractors of America

Mark Barker
Interlake Steamship Company

Hank Webster
Associated Federal Pilots and Docking Masters of Louisiana

John Graykowski
Philly Shipyard

Scott Clapham
American Petroleum Tankers

Kelly Dennison
Pasha Hawaii

Jack Isselmann
Gunderson Marine

Christopher Smith
TOTE, Inc.

Kerry Cole
Arcosa, Inc

Dennis Moran
Fishermen’s Finest, Inc.

William Murray
Dominion Energy

Brenda Otterson
American Maritime Officers Service

Matthew Paxton
Shipbuilders Council of America

Art Mead
Crowley Maritime Corporation

Dan Thorogood
SEACOR Holdings Inc.

Jim Weakley
Lake Carriers’ Association

Matt Woodruff
Kirby Corporation

Alex Parker
Rose Cay Maritime

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