American Maritime Partnership President Mike Roberts issued the following statement regarding the new Navy League U.S. Report, “China’s Use of Maritime for Global Power Demands a Strong Commitment to American Maritime.”

“This study by the Navy League U.S. raises important questions about China’s ambition to dominate the global maritime supply chain,” said Mike Roberts, President of the American Maritime Partnership. “It requires a thoughtful policy response from the United States, including a renewed commitment to a robust American maritime industry, which is critical to our national security.”

A link to the Navy League U.S. report can be found here.

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For Immediate Release
October 22, 2020

Media Contact: AMP
Tom Mitchell