Our American Mariners – A Commodity Like No Other

By Matt Woodruff, Chairman of American Maritime Partnership and Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, Kirby Corporation Today is National Maritime Day ­– a day that has been celebrated for the past 85-years. The United States is, and always has been, a maritime nation. From the very founding of our country, the American maritime industry has served a critical role … [Read more...]

U.S. Celebrates National Maritime Day

Each year on May 22nd, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day, a holiday in observance of the contributions of the men and women of the U.S. merchant marine, as well as the U.S. maritime industry and the benefits it brings to the country in terms of transportation, jobs, goods, recreation and national security. The date May 22 is significant because it marks the … [Read more...]

Happy National Maritime Day 2016!

Every year on May 22nd, we honor those serving in the U.S. Merchant Marine and remember the vital role merchant mariners play in our economy and national security. So Happy National Maritime Day, everyone! Thank you for your service. And now for a message from our President: NATIONAL MARITIME DAY, 2016 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A … [Read more...]

U.S. Celebrates National Maritime Day!

Each year on May 22nd, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day, an observance of the contributions of the men and women of the U.S. merchant marine, as well as the U.S. maritime industry and the benefits it brings to the country in terms of transportation, jobs, goods, recreation and national security. The date May 22 is significant because in 1819 the SS Savannah … [Read more...]