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Military to Maritime Digital Career Platform Launched

capacity to move troops and cargoes – sometimes at a moment’s notice. Sustaining a ready reserve force equipped with U.S.-flagged vessels and American civilian mariners is vitally important for the nation’s security, the American Maritime Partnership said.   Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation and a Marine veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been a long-time champion for the hiring of veterans into meaningful maritime careers.   “Mariners in the Armed Forces have skills that can

General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched tanker Constitution on Saturday, August 27, 2016 (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

California: A Strong Shipbuilding State

is an economic force that continues to supply high quality jobs throughout California. The importance of this industry cannot be understated and the latest job numbers continue to identify shipbuilding and repair as a critical part of the State and regional economies,” said U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA). “Not many industries also contribute to American security and force projection the way the maritime industry does--and this remains a point of pride not just for workers and representatives of the industry, but the entire nation.”  As reported in the Maritime Administration

As part of the San Diego Ship Repair expansion, BAE Systems will purchase a new, additional dry dock, shown here as a rendering of where it would be positioned at the shipyard. It will be the company’s largest dry dock in the United States, measuring 950-feet long and 205-feet wide, with a design lifting capacity of 55,000 tons. (Image courtesy of BAE Systems)

BAE Systems to Expand San Diego Shipyard

the U.S. Navy, other government agencies and commercial customers, the company said.   BAE Systems made the announcement today during a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating a new pier at the shipyard along the San Diego waterfront. Scheduled attendees included U.S. Representatives Susan Davis, Duncan Hunter and Scott Peters.   “Our primary strategy and mission in San Diego is to support the U.S. Navy and its rebalance to the Pacific,” said Erwin Bieber, president of BAE Systems’ Platforms & Services sector. “The new pier and drydock will complement and expand the

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American Maritime Industry Booming Testifies AMP

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 to America’s economic, national and homeland security

Mark Tabbutt testifying

Domestic American Maritime Industry Booming

;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 to America’s economic, national and homeland

Hearing: 'The Status of the Merchant Marine'

Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation are scheduled to hold a hearing today on “The Status of the Merchant Marine”. Below are Hunter’s opening remarks. The Subcommittee is meeting today to review issues impacting the U.S. merchant marine, the important role it plays in our economy and national security, and ways we can work together to strengthen and expand the merchant marine. The U.S. maritime industry currently employs more than 260,000 Americans, providing nearly $29 billion in annual wages. There are more than 40

More Coverage Expected from New Federal Regs

was spearheaded and introduced last January by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz of Florida. Cosponsors and industry supporters include Representatives Lois Frankel, Ilieana Ros-Lehtinen, Patrick Murphy, Mario Diaz-Balart, Ted Deutsch and Frederica Wilson of Florida, Tom Petri of Wisconsin, and Duncan Hunter of California. “Members of Congress, especially Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz as the principal sponsor in the House, deserve the credit for protecting every boatyard, marina and subcontractor in the country and their employees,” said Kristina Hebert, president of the Marine Industries

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