WASHINGTON – Today, the American Maritime Partnership (AMP) released the following statement after President Joe Biden’s announcement that Russian-affiliated ships would be banned from American ports.
“The President’s ban on Russian ships from U.S. ports announced today is yet another reminder of why this nation has demanded a strong American Maritime for more than a century. A capable domestic maritime industry ensures that U.S. national security, homeland security, and economic security are not reliant on global competitors and adversaries. Without a strong American Maritime, our nation would be at the mercy of foreign entities like Russia,” said Ku’uhaku Park, President of the American Maritime Partnership.
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The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) is the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry. 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. This commerce sustains nearly 650,000 American jobs, $41.6 billion in labor compensation, and more than $154.8 billion in annual economic output. Learn more by visiting www.americanmaritimepartnership.com.