The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) has given the Navy League of the United States a special award in recognition of the organization’s consistent and dedicated support of America’s maritime industry.
The Navy League of the United States has been a trusted partner of the sea services since 1902, supporting and advocating on behalf of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine. The 46,000-member non-profit organization works to educate Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services, in addition to uplifting the morale of active duty military and their families and supporting youth programs like the Sea Cadets and JROTC to orient young people to the sea services.
“Supporting a strong maritime presence and the U.S.-flag Merchant Marine is a key component of the work the Navy League does,” said Navy League National President James H. Offutt. “The sealift capability provided by the American maritime industry is critical to our national security and economic prosperity.”
Offutt and Vice Adm. (ret) Albert J. Herberger, former administrator for the Maritime Administration, accepted the award on the Navy League’s behalf. The award was presented at the AMP Annual Meeting on Sept. 16 by James Henry, vice chairman of AMP and president of the Transportation Institute.
“America’s domestic maritime industry owes a great debt of gratitude to the Navy League for its steadfast commitment to America’s strong national sea services,” said Tom Allegretti, chairman of the American Maritime Partnership. “The League understands that we are a maritime nation, and our national and economic securities are bound together by a robust domestic maritime industry. AMP and the Navy League are full partners in the effort to keep America strong and secure.”
The American Maritime Partnership is the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry, representing more than 40,000 American vessels built in American shipyards, crewed by American mariners and owned by American companies. These vessels operate in our waters 24/7, and this commerce sustains nearly 500,000 American jobs, $29 billion in labor compensation, and more than $100 billion in annual economic output.