Ports, Maritime & Shipping

Ports, container ships, bulk carriers, pilots, tankers, passenger ships, and the tug and barge industry are all working to move cargo into and out of U.S. ports. Our maritime industry is a global powerhouse, handling 99% of all imports and exports by volume. It is valued at over $1 trillion and supports over 13 million jobs.



Michael B. Jones

President, The Maritime Alliance

"Promoting sustainable, science-based ocean & water industries"
New York

Murray Fisher

Executive Director New York Harbor Foundation

New York

Eric Johansson

Professor of Marine Transportation, SUNY Maritime


John Henshaw

Executive Director, Maine Port Authority

Sean Kline

Director of Marine Affairs, Chamber of Shipping of America


North Atlantic Ports Association


Ed Anthes-Washburn

Port Director and HDC Executive Director, Port of New Bedford


Captain Sean Bogus

President, Northeast Marine Pilots Association


Capt. Gary Oliveira

Providence Steamboat Company

"Providing ship assist services on Narragansett Bay"
Rhode Island

Marcia Blount

President, Blount Boats

"Building state of the art vessels for traditional and future ocean uses"

Capt. Stephen Roberts

Pilots’ Association for the Bay & River Delaware

"Ensuring the safety of our mariners, the environment and the security of our industries"

Bobby Clinton III

Port Compliance Director, McAllister Towing of Virginia

"It is our legacy to help renew and protect the oceans and waterways of our planet"

Mark Klopp

President, Portland Pilots, Inc.

"Ensuring safety comes first in maritime navigation"

Jason Kelly

Executive Vice President, Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.

"Largest independent steamship agency in North America"

Chris Mayo

Wells Harbor Master

"Balancing ocean health in a busy harbor"
Rhode Island

Evan Matthews

Director, Port of Davisville

"Representing Rhode Island’s premiere gateway port to markets throughout Southern New England"

Carleen Lyden-Kluss

Executive Director & Co-Founder, NAMEPA

"Shipping industry leader preserving the marine environment"