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Thomas Allegretti Takes Helm as Chairman of American Maritime Partnership

James Henry to Serve as AMP Vice Chairman

By MarEx 2013-05-02 10:08:00

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) announced the election of Thomas Allegretti as its new Chairman.  Allegretti is President & CEO of The American Waterways Operators. He succeeds James Henry, Chairman and President of the Transportation Institute.  Henry will now serve as AMP’s Vice Chairman.

“It is an honor to serve AMP in this new capacity.  The organization is evolving, growing and improving, a path set forth by my predecessor, Jim Henry,” said Mr. Allegretti. “I hope to build upon Jim’s efforts to promote the domestic maritime industry, its significant economic and national security benefits, and the importance of the Jones Act as the critical foundation that supports the industry’s essential work.”

As AMP Chairman, Mr. Allegretti leads the most broad-based coalition ever assembled to represent the domestic maritime industry. Its 450-plus members span the country and its territories and include vessel owners and operators, shipbuilders and repair yards, dredging and marine construction contractors, trade associations, pro-defense groups, and more.

These diverse but allied interests all recognize that a strong domestic maritime industry is critical for America's economic, national, and homeland security, and is best supported by maintaining the Jones Act as the basis of  America's domestic maritime policy.

American Maritime Partnership (AMP) is the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry, a pillar of our nation‘s economic, national, and homeland security. More than 40,000 American vessels built in American shipyards, crewed by American mariners, and owned by American companies, ply our waters 24/7, and this commerce sustains nearly 500,000 jobs, $29 billion in labor compensation, and more than $100 billion in annual economic output according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the Transportation Institute. So efficient are these vessels that they carry a quarter of the nation‘s cargo for only 2 percent of the national freight bill, and being American owned, built and crewed helps make America more secure.