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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Texas Ranks Third for U.S. Maritime Jobs, Houston No. 2

goods, and ensuring our national and homeland security."   “From supporting tens of thousands of family-wage jobs to fueling the economy at both the state and national level, the study findings confirm that Texas remains a major leader in the domestic maritime industry,” said Tom Allegretti, AMP Chairman. “The strength and necessity of the Jones Act could not be more apparent in Texas, a state that is home to the No. 2 city in the U.S. for the domestic maritime industry, not to mention its $8 billion in annual economic impact.”   A separate study of American shipbuildi

Jennifer Carpenter (Photo: AWO)

AWO Promotes Carpenter to Chief Operating Officer

(AWO), a national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, has announced that Executive Vice President Jennifer Carpenter has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2016.   In announcing the promotion, AWO President & CEO Tom Allegretti said, “Jennifer’s promotion to Chief Operating Officer is richly deserved and fully earned during a quarter century of exemplary service. The journey of advocacy excellence and safety leadership on which AWO has been embarked is one that Jennifer has effectively led. The many milestones

Tom Allegretti, Chairman of the American Maritime Partnership, discusses the Military2Maritime program that connects veterans with opportunities in the domestic maritime industry during a White House Veterans-Transportation Forum. (Photo: AMP)

White House Recognizes Military2Maritime

, more than a thousand veterans from across the nation have participated in Military2Maritime events, meeting with almost 200 maritime companies, trade schools, and organizations to learn more about transitioning from the military to America's vibrant and robust domestic maritime industry,” said Tom Allegretti, Chairman of AMP. “The U.S. maritime industry wants to provide our veterans with career opportunities to maximize their professional strengths with good-paying jobs that support families and build communities.”   The national Military2Maritime program is designed to help connect

AMP Chairman Tom Allegretti

American Maritime Industry Booming Testifies AMP

every single day of the year. New tugs and towing vessels are also being built to handle that increased demand.” “We are very grateful for the opportunity to testify before the subcommittee to share the good news of America’s vibrant maritime sector,” said AMP Chairman Tom Allegretti. “This is an industry that is investing heavily in vessels, personnel and practices to ensure its continued ability to safely and efficiently meet the demands of its customers, as well as the nation’s transportation needs. This is an exciting time to be a part of a very dynamic industry

Mark Tabbutt testifying

Domestic American Maritime Industry Booming

single day of the year. New tugs and towing vessels are also being built to handle that increased demand.”   “We are very grateful for the opportunity to testify before the subcommittee to share the good news of America’s vibrant maritime sector,” said AMP Chairman Tom Allegretti. “This is an industry that is investing heavily in vessels, personnel and practices to ensure its continued ability to safely and efficiently meet the demands of its customers, as well as the nation’s transportation needs. This is an exciting time to be a part of a very dynamic industry

Tom Allegretti, AWO President & CEO

AWO Praises Simplification of TWIC Process

OneVisit program eliminates the requirement that workers make two trips to a TWIC enrollment center to pick up and then activate their TWIC. Under the new, streamlined process, a mariner can apply for a TWIC at an enrollment center and opt to receive the credential by mail. AWO President and CEO Tom Allegretti called the nationwide OneVisit rollout a victory for the nation’s maritime employees, stating that “full-scale implementation is the result of five years of grassroots outreach and bipartisan Congressional leadership to reform an inefficient government mandate that hurt working Americans

AWO Celebrates 70th

and the new regulatory climate emerging during World War II. The association has grown into a national organization representing tugboat, towboat and barge operators on the inland waterways, along the coasts, on the Great Lakes, and in ports and harbors around the country. AWO President & CEO Tom Allegretti noted the association’s seven decades of contributions to its members and to the country, emphasizing AWO’s focus on safety, stewardship and service.   “Much has changed in the last 70 years, but one constant has always been AWO’s unwavering commitment to ensuring

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