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Maritime Transportation: Opportunities and Challenges for the Maritime Administration and Federal Maritime Commission, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session   [open pdf - 1MB]

This testimony compilation is from the May 9, 2017 hearing, "Maritime Transportation: Opportunities and Challenges for the Maritime Administration and Federal Maritime Commission," before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of Subcommittee Chairman Deb Fischer: "From the beginning, America's coastal and inland waterways were used for exploration, commerce, transportation, defense, and recreation. Today, ocean transportation and seaports remain critical to the economy and our nation's transportation system. According to the International Maritime Organization, over 90 percent of global trade is transported by ocean carriers. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has found that freight tonnage on our nation's transportation network will grow by 40 percent over the next 30 years. As our freight flows grow, seaports will serve as a key connection point for all modes of transportation. [...] Today, our subcommittee will examine the activities of the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and Federal Maritime Commission." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Khouri, Rebecca Dye, Mario Cordero, James Helis, and Joel Szabat.

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