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Jones Act Needed for Hawaii’s Economy States Oahu Legislator Chris Lee

Being an elected official from Hawaii, State Rep. Chris Lee (D-51) knows the importance and ... Read Full Article

USCG District Commander Calls a ‘National Critical Infrastructure’

The commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard’s biggest district told the Maritime Trades Department ... Read Full Article

San Antonio to Host MTD Executive Board Meeting March 9 & 10

For Immediate Release                                      For More Information, contact: March 3, 2017                                        ... Read Full Article

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NY Times Reporter Exposes Dangers to Workers in Deep-Sea Fishing Industry

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Secretary of Transportation Designee Recommits Her Support for US-Flag Shipping

“The national security of the merchant marine fleet is part of the way that we ... Read Full Article

MTD President Sacco Praises Nomination of Chao to Head Transportation Department

MTD President Michael Sacco welcomed the nomination of Elaine Chao to be the Secretary of ... Read Full Article

House Letter Outlines Jones Act’s Importance to Puerto Rican Economic Task Force

The chairs and ranking members of two U.S. House of Representatives’ subcommittees outlined the reasons ... Read Full Article

Former Rep. Helen Bentley – First Lady of U.S.-Flag Maritime – Succumbs to Cancer

  The “First Lady of the U.S.-flag Maritime Industry” passed away August 6. For almost ... Read Full Article