Jones Act Essential to Maintaining U.S-Flag Fleet | gCaptain – Maritime & Offshore News

On behalf of the American Maritime Partnership, Joseph H. Pyne, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Kirby Corporation, testified before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and said that preserving the Jones Act is essential to the nation’s economic growth as well as its national and homeland security.

“The domestic U.S.-flag maritime industry is one of the most robust, dynamic and productive in the world today, numbering more than 40,000 vessels, supporting more than 500,000 workers, and contributing more than $100 billion to the U.S. economy,” said Mr. Pyne. “AMP member companies are investing in this country and creating jobs in virtually every sector of the economy. That is only possible because the Jones Act provides the foundation for making that investment with confidence.”

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