Maritime Executive magazine, the first true news and business journal for maritime executives, today announced the formation of Ship Strong For America (ShipStrong.org), an industry organization created for the sole purpose of raising awareness for and preserving the strength of our nation’s shipping and ship building industries. Tony Munoz, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Maritime Executive, will act as Ship Strong’s Director and spokesperson.
“As the world becomes smaller, and global economies more competitive and encroaching on those strengths of the U.S. economy, we believe it is more important than ever to provide a voice to the men, women and organizations which have made American shipping strong, and have helped to build a robust U.S. economy,” stated Tony Munoz, Director, Ship Strong for America. “Ship Strong for America will not only be that voice, but the maritime industry’s champion fighting on behalf of upholding the standards of the Jones Act.”
By providing a platform that promotes knowledge and thought leadership, ShipStrong.org will act as the maritime industry’s premiere advocate. Members will have the opportunity to utilize and participate in online editorial content, proactive media and government relations initiatives, social media programming and event-driven activities, all designed for advocating on behalf of the Jones Act and promoting our nation’s maritime strength.
“The Jones Act has recently come under a considerable amount of scrutiny from critics who believe it has outlived its usefulness,” Munoz continued, “These same critics would prefer to use foreign vessels to ship American cargo, between American ports. The implications of such activities on the U.S. economy, as well as our homeland security and defense are clear. Ship Strong will be active in fighting the good fight for America’s maritime safety and success!”
For more information or to become a member, please log on to: http://www.shipstrong.org.
About Ship Strong For America
Ship Strong For America is an organization devoted to raising awareness and preserving the strength of our nation’s shipping and ship building industries. Through a platform that promotes knowledge and thought leadership, proactive media and government relations initiatives, social media programming and event-driven activities, all designed for the purpose of advocating on behalf of the Jones Act and promoting our nation’s maritime strength.