Domestic maritime provides reliable and stable service to American consumers and customers. While global supply chains have been under considerable strain due to complications related to the pandemic, these problems have largely been concentrated in the international market and reflected in international shipping rates rather than the domestic maritime industry. Between 2019 and 2021, international carriers raised rates repeatedly, up to 700% in total, while American maritime has kept rates steady.
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