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Great Lakes Region Creates 132K+ Maritime Jobs

economic output each year.The U.S. domestic fleet is one of the largest in the world, with more than 40,000 vessels – built in American shipyards, crewed by American mariners, and owned by American companies – that operate in American waters 24 hours a day, seven days a week.The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, has joined elected officials, business leaders, and maritime advocates from the eight Great Lakes states to proudly announce new economic benefits of the industry to the entire region

One of seven U.S. maritime academies, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s picturesque campus in Buzzards Bay has sent thousands of mariners into the global maritime workplace since its inception in 1891. CREDIT: MMA

Over 1,650 Cadets Graduate from American Maritime Academies

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) — the voice of the domestic maritime industry — congratulates the more than 1,650 young men and women who have graduated from the seven U.S. maritime academies this Spring. Applauding them for their dedication and commitment to pursuing a career that supports our nation  in times of both peace and war, AMP is proud to welcome a new generation to the workforce. Generations of retirement have created a shortage of mariners, making this and future classes of cadets all the more important.“A strong U. S. Merchant Marine helps to grow our

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Military to Maritime Digital Career Platform Launched

The American Maritime Partnership today announced the launch of the Military to Maritime digital career platform (www.militarytomaritime.org), which is dedicated to helping veterans find meaningful, family-wage jobs in the maritime industry while supporting America’s national and economic security.   Building on the numerous Military to Maritime career fairs across the country, the enhanced digital platform connects veterans with career opportunities in the U.S. shipbuilding and maritime industry and provides training and credentialing information to help in their transition from military

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US Dredging Invests in American Workers, Safe Navigation Channels

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, has highlighted the U.S. dredging industry’s commitment to build and maintain safe, efficient and cost-effective navigation channels in the nation’s inland waterways and ports. The recent deliveries of four state-of-the-art vessels, constructed by nearly 700 American workers in U.S. shipyards, are a reflection of the U.S. dredging industry’s continued investment in building dredges with increased capacity for complex operations while maintaining the highest environmental and safety standards for

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Woodruff Named American Maritime Partnership President

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) today announced the election of Matt Woodruff of Kirby Corporation as its new President. He succeeds Thomas A. Allegretti, President & CEO of The American Waterways Operators.   “Leading the American Maritime Partnership – which speaks for the half a million American men and women whose employment depends on the domestic maritime industry – is a great honor. Our vibrant domestic maritime industry is an essential foundation for America’s economic, national, and homeland security,” Woodruff said. “I look forward to

An aerial view of the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (Photo: MMA)

1,200 Maritime Academy Grads Enter the US Workforce

whome will pursue maritime careers.   “At a time when our nation faces unpredictable threats, the need for qualified mariners is of critical importance due to their indispensable role in supporting the U.S. merchant marine,” said Thomas A. Allegretti, chairman of the American Maritime Partnership. “We congratulate the American maritime academy graduates for passing the comprehensive U.S. Coast Guard exam and welcome our new shipmates who will put their knowledge to work, transporting the cargo that delivers vital necessities for our nation’s economy and security.&rdquo

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Maritime Companies Scout for Interns, Employees at San Jacinto College

between. "I'm interviewing for my second internship this summer but I'm also looking to get hired with a company.” Texas ranks third in the nation, with Houston ranking second, for all domestic maritime industry jobs, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers Study released by the American Maritime Partnership. Having a maritime training program just around the corner allows local maritime companies access to a pool of candidates ready for work in the maritime industry. Companies like Higman Marine, Buffalo Marine, and Cheryl K Marine have hired San Jacinto College interns and employees for

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

Texas ranks third among all states for domestic maritime jobs with Houston ranked second among all U.S. cities for its contribution to the U.S. maritime industry, according to a new study PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the Transportation Institute and released by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry.   The domestic maritime industry, comprised of the vessels which move cargoes between American ports, pumps $8 billion annually into the Texas economy, and provides 39,190 Texas maritime jobs, with $2.3 billion in worker income. A former

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Crowley Promotes Communications VP

. Miller, who earned a Journalism degree from the University of Florida, is a board member of the Containerization and Intermodal Institute and the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association, and serves as a communications consultant with the public affairs working group of the American Maritime Partnership

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San Diego to Host Military2Maritime Event

military aims to help veterans transition to maritime industry jobs   Hundreds of veterans and active military are expected to attend a Military2Maritime career fair on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in San Diego.   The free event, sponsored by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP) and hosted by the Port of San Diego, is part of a nationwide program to help connect the nation’s servicemen and women with jobs in the American maritime industry.   Speaking at the event will be Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Transportation

Captains' Union Blasts McCain’s Keystone Amendment

industry groups are now mobilizing against the amendment’s passage. Among those actively opposing passage are the Maritime Labor Alliance and its coalition of maritime unions, and others in maritime and transportation labor, along with the Shipbuilders Council of America and the American Maritime Partnership.    “In Washington sometimes up is down and offense is defense, but an amendment that seeks to eliminate highly-skilled steady middle-class jobs employing hundreds of thousands of our countrymen should never be called good for America,” said Captain Don Marcus

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

Military2Maritime program recognized by White House for veteran hiring practices   As Congress considers the role the Jones Act and the American maritime industry play as part of the Keystone XL pipeline debate, the national Military2Maritime program, sponsored by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), was recognized by the White House as part of a transportation forum on best practices to recruit, train, hire and retain veterans. The Military2Maritime program was highlighted for its work to provide opportunities for America’s veterans in the domestic maritime industry

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American Maritime Industry Booming Testifies AMP

Guard and Maritime Transportation today heard first hand about America’s booming domestic maritime industry from Mark Tabbutt, Chairman of the Board of Saltchuk, one of the country’s most recognized transportation and distribution companies, who was testifying on behalf of the American Maritime Partnership (AMP). Tabbutt told Subcommittee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) that American maritime, supported by the Jones Act, is strong, vibrant, and growing. “Our industry is experiencing an extraordinary renaissance and its contributions

Mark Tabbutt testifying

Domestic American Maritime Industry Booming

Guard and Maritime Transportation today heard first hand about America’s booming domestic maritime industry from Mark Tabbutt, Chairman of the Board of Saltchuk, one of the country’s most recognized transportation and distribution companies, who was testifying on behalf of the American Maritime Partnership (AMP). Tabbutt told Subcommittee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) that American maritime, supported by the Jones Act, is strong, vibrant, and growing.   “Our industry is experiencing an extraordinary renaissance and its

Hundreds of Veterans Attend Military2Maritime Event

National Program Helps Veterans Transition to New Jobs in the American Maritime Industry More than 400 veterans attended a Military2Maritime career fair this week sponsored by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry. The event was hosted by the Port of Houston and is part of a national program to help connect the nation’s servicemen and women with jobs in the American maritime industry that support families and build communities. The domestic maritime industry’s goal is to provide the more than 720,000 servicemen and women out of work with

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (left) and Rep. Joe Courtney (Photo: American Maritime Partnership)

Jones Act is Critical to Conn. Economy

Study shows Connecticut shipbuilding industry worth $2.5 billion to state’s economy, supports nearly 23,000 jobs The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) joined with the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) to highlight new data that shows Connecticut ranks fourth among all states in private sector jobs related to the shipbuilding and repair industry. Supported by the Jones Act, which ensures vessels operating in our domestic waterways are U.S.-built, U.S.-crewed and U.S.-owned, Connecticut is home to 22,710 shipyard jobs, according to a recent study by the U.S. Maritime Administration

‘Military to Maritime’ Career Fair

Event for current and former military men and women will help veterans transition to maritime industry jobs On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, the Port of Houston and industry partners will host a “Military to Maritime” career fair sponsored by the American Maritime Partnership, the voice of the domestic maritime industry. The event is designed to help current and former members of the military transition to a career in the domestic maritime industry. While the unemployment rate among veterans has steadily declined in recent years, more than 720,000 servicemen and women are still out

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