AMC was incorporated in 1977 as the Joint Maritime Congress to advocate for the U.S.-flag industry and our nation’s merchant mariners. In 1989, our organization’s name was changed to the American Maritime Congress. For over 40 years, AMC has functioned in an educational capacity for virtually every major piece of maritime-related legislation considered by the
The AMC offices are located in Washington, DC, in close proximity to the U.S. Capitol where on any given day meetings take place with lawmakers and Administration officials to ensure the cornerstone policies of the U.S.-Flag maritime industry remain viable and strong.
Throughout AMC’s nearly four decade history, we have advocated the critical importance of having a strong U.S. Merchant Marine to meet the challenges and uncertainties of sustaining ocean going trade in a complex, global economic environment. Every issue AMC takes up is singularly focused on U.S.-Flagged ships and American jobs.
AMC’s history of accomplishments includes passage of landmark federal legislation, such as: