"On October 29, 2008, the Naval War College had the privilege of hosting several prominent representatives from a variety of sectors within the shipping industry to examine the landscape of the industry, to better understand the industry challenges and suggest potential benefits of forming a better relationship between the maritime services and the shipping community. This conference produced a report that points out that both the industry and the maritime services are motivated to work together and form partnerships that will enhance the nation's ability to support the increasing demand on free trade and build a more secure maritime environment both at home and at sea. It makes sense. The maritime strategy sets out to 'advance the prosperity and security of our Nation' and there should be no doubt as to the significant role the shipping industry plays in both prosperity and security. This report highlights the need for a better understanding by government (including the maritime services), and also by the American public, of the shipping industry's contribution to the nation's economic viability. The report also suggests there is a need to better align government around the goals of free trade that allow our nation to compete in the rapidly changing global landscape."
|Publisher:||Naval War College (U.S.)|
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|Source:||Shipping Industry Perspective: Implementing the Strategy, Center for Naval Warfare Studies, United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, October 29, 2008|