WASHINGTON – Today, the American Maritime Partnership released the following statement in response to President Biden’s State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday evening:
“The American Maritime Partnership appreciates the supply chain challenges as described by President Biden tonight. Despite the many contributing factors to uncertainty around the world, America’s domestic maritime industry and the 650,000 jobs it supports have been a source of stability and consistency. Domestic carriers have continued to provide reliable, regular service to the U.S. ports that they serve. We look forward to continuing work with the Biden Administration to defend the Jones Act and strengthen the American maritime industry,” said Ku’uhaku Park, President of the American Maritime Partnership.
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American Maritime Partnership (AMP) 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, crewed by American mariners, and owned by American companies, operate in our waters 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and this commerce sustains nearly 650,000 American jobs, $41.6 billion in labor compensation, and more than $154.8 billion in annual economic output. You can learn more by visiting www.