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Maritime Administration At A Glance

Established: 1950

Headquarters:  1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC  20590

Mission: To foster and promote the U.S. Merchant Marine and the American maritime industry to strengthen the maritime transportation system - including landside infrastructure, the shipbuilding and repair industry, and labor - to meet the economic and national security needs of our Nation.


Office of Cargo and Commercial Sealift

The Office's primary focus is to promote and monitor the use of U.S.-flag vessels in the movement of cargo on international waters.  The Office is composed of three sections: Agricultural Cargoes, Civilian Agency Cargoes, and Military Cargoes. Information related to these three sections may be accessed by the link below https://maritime.dot.gov/ports/cargo-preference/cargo-preference