Economic Impact

National Security

Future Development

The U.S. Deep Sea Shipping Industry

A robust U.S.-flagged fleet means trade we can rely on, diplomatic strength and resources, and a fair future for American workers and our environment. It’s more important than ever to ensure that our trade can continue to move without relying on foreign ships. Other countries’ fleets are rapidly growing while ours decreases, but we need a robust fleet to secure our national security and economic interests. These commercial deep sea shipping vessels transport supplies to our troops overseas and manage vital international missions. As we look towards the future, we can support an industry that is a vital national resource, building infrastructure, protecting our environment and providing secure jobs from coast to coast.

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Hard At Work, Securing the Future Of Our Country

Who We Are

We are a group of U.S.-flagged carriers, along with the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, that present centuries of collective experience in domestic and international deep sea shipping.

The U.S. Shipping Industry secures our economy, our interests abroad, and our environment for the future.

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Mariners Who Make It Happen

American maritime shipping is proud of supporting good working conditions for our mariners, including fair wages, benefits, and time off. The American maritime shipping industry also takes pride in its high environmental and safety standards, so consumers can feel good about buying products delivered on U.S. ships.