The Numbers Are In: U.S. Maritime Workforce Grows to 650,000, Contributing $154 Billion Annually

The U.S. maritime industry now employees nearly 650,000 Americans with jobs across all 50 states and contributes $154 billion to the nation's economic growth annually, according to new economic and jobs data released by Transportation Institute (TI), a leading maritime association and advocacy group for national maritime policy in the United States.  Following … [Read more...]

ICS: Global Shipping Industry Concerned By Protectionist U.S. Approach to Energy Exports

  The United States Congress signaled last week its firm intention to approve major free trade deals with Asia and Europe. But the global trade association for merchant ship operators, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has voiced serious concern about the potentially protectionist approach being taken by the U.S. with respect to the future transport of … [Read more...]

Study: Maritime Jobs Pump $11.3 Billion Annually Into Louisiana Economy

New data released this week shows that Louisiana ranks first in the nation in economic impact from the U.S. domestic maritime industry, creating 54,850 maritime jobs that pump more than $11.3 billion annually into the Louisiana economy. The United States' domestic maritime industry includes vessel operators, marine terminals, shipyards, and workers engaged in the movement of … [Read more...]