U.S. Congressman John Garamendi Receives ‘Champion of Maritime’ Award

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) has recognized U.S. Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) on Monday with the 2018 ‘Champion of Maritime’ Award. Through his years of work in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Garamendi has been unwavering and ardent supporter of the domestic maritime industry, which includes the men and women who build, operate and crew the tens of thousands of … [Read more...]

Maritime and National Security Leaders Tout Jones Act as Essential to National and Homeland Security

U.S. national security leaders and various maritime stakeholders were in Maryland this week to attend the annual U.S. Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition, where the importance of the Jones Act proved to be a hot topic in the first exposition since the issue was thrust into the national conversation in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria hitting the … [Read more...]

Kirby’s Matt Woodruff Elected President of American Maritime Partnership

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the member-driven coalition representing the U.S. domestic maritime industry on policy issues, has announced that Matt Woodruff of Kirby Corporation has been elected as its new President, succeeding Thomas A. Allegretti of The American Waterways Operators. In addition to his role with at the AMP, Woodruff is Vice President of Public … [Read more...]

Keystone Bill Passes Without Senator McCain’s Jones Act Amendment

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday for the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but an amendment filed by Senator John McCain seeking to repeal the U.S. build requirement of the Jones Act was not attached. "The decision not to offer or vote on the amendment to repeal the Jones Act on the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation, an amendment that relied on flawed … [Read more...]