JACKSONVILLE, July 19, 2019 – The Florida Maritime Partnership (FMP), a diverse group of business and labor interests representing the domestic maritime industry in Florida, announced today its newly elected leaders for the organization.
FMP board members have elected Christopher Smith of TOTE, as president and David Wood of Crowley Maritime Corp. as vice president. Susan Allan of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., was elected to continue as treasurer.
“My colleagues on the board and I are committed to advocating policies that support Florida’s domestic maritime industry, which sustains nearly 66,000 jobs and generates close to $15 billion for our state’s economy,” said Smith. “In addition to contributing significantly to the economic well-being of our state, FMP member companies comprise a domestic maritime fleet that provides capacity and manpower to assist in times of national security, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery.”
FMP’s member companies include Crowley Maritime, McAllister Towing, Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG), SEACOR, TOTE, Transportation Institute, American Maritime Officers, American Maritime Officers Service, American Waterways Operators, Dredging Contractors of America, Eagle LNG, Great Lake Dredge & Dock, Hendry Marine, JAXPORT, Kirby Corporation, Marine Towing of Tampa, Moran Towing, and Seafarers International Union. Collectively, these companies recognize that a strong domestic maritime industry is critical for America’s economic, national, and homeland security, and is best supported by maintaining the Jones Act as the foundation of our nation’s domestic maritime policy.
About the Florida Maritime Partnership
The Florida Maritime Partnership (FMP) advocates for the state’s vibrant domestic maritime industry, which sustains nearly 66,000 American jobs and creates an annual economic impact of $14.6 billion.
Our diverse membership represents vessel owners and operators, shipboard and shoreside workers, shipbuilders and repair yards, equipment manufacturers and vendors, dredging and marine construction contractors, numerous maritime associations and national security organizations that all recognize a strong domestic maritime industry is critical for America’s economic, national, and homeland security, and is best supported by maintaining the Jones Act as the foundation of America’s domestic maritime policy. For more, visit floridamaritimepartnership.com.
For Immediate Release
July 19, 2019