The Maritime Minute Newsletter
News From The Maritime Cabotage Task Force
February 22, 2011
LATEST NEWS: Effective today, American Maritime Partnership (AMP) is the new name for the Maritime Cabotage Task Force, the largest coalition of maritime interests in the United States, which has been in operation since 1995. The new moniker better reflects the coalition’s focus on the domestic maritime industry’s role in promoting national, homeland, and economic security. To increase awareness of itself in the social media world, AMP has launched a new website: www.americanmaritimepartnership.com, and has new social media applications on Facebook and Twitter. “A strong domestic maritime industry is critical to our national security, makes our homeland more secure, and fosters nearly 500,000 American jobs,” said James Henry, President of the Transportation Institute and Chairman of the Board of Directors of AMP. “The American Maritime Partnership will continue to support policies that help ensure ample U.S. sealift capacity to defend our nation; keep America’s waterways secure with strong laws and oversight of the U.S. government; and work to sustain the nearly 500,000 jobs and $100-plus billion in annual economic output that follow in the industry’s wake.” Click here to read more.
DID YOU KNOW? During Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (2002-2010), U.S.-flag commercial vessels, including ships drawn from the domestic trades, transported 63 percent of all military cargos moved to Afghanistan and Iraq.