President Trump to Nominate Mark Buzby, Former MSC Commander, as Maritime Administrator

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Mark H. Buzby of Virginia to the position of Maritime Administrator at the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD). Rear Admiral Buzby is a retired Navy Rear Admiral with 34 years of experience serving in at-sea billets, primarily in cruisers and destroyers. During his career, Buzby … [Read more...]

Jaenichen: The Jones Act Moves Industry and America’s Economic Prosperity

By Paul "Chip" Jaenichen, U.S. Maritime Administrator Our very first Congress singled out the domestic U.S. Merchant Marine as essential to our economy and national defense. That is why, from the beginnings of this nation, they took steps to secure the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet from foreign flag competition in coastwise domestic maritime trade. Senator Wesley L. Jones … [Read more...]

Jaenichen Confirmed as U.S. Maritime Administrator

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Paul “Chip” Jaenichen as Maritime Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration. Jaenichen has been with MARAD since July 2012 when he was appointed Deputy Maritime Administrator by President Obama. Jaenichen was later appointed Acting Maritime Administrator after the former Maritime Administrator, David Matsuda, resigned from the post in … [Read more...]