January 2005
Sea Power;Jan2005, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p132
The article presents information on the U.S. Maritime Administration. The mission of the Maritime Administration (MARAD), an agency of the Department of Transportation, is to improve and strengthen the U.S. maritime transportation system--including infrastructure, industry and labor--to meet the economic and security needs of the nation. MARAD also seeks to ensure the United States maintains adequate shipbuilding and repair services, efficient ports, effective intermodal water and land connections, and reserve shipping capacity for use in time of national emergency.


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