Maritime Administration News Release

News Release #: DOT 140-11a
Date: Oct 28 2011
Contact: Kim Riddle
Contact Phone: 202-366-5067

Maritime Administration (MARAD) Releases U.S. Flag Fleet Competitiveness Report

The Maritime Administration has released a report examining the factors that significantly impact the competitiveness of U.S.-flag vessels in international transportation markets. Developed from two studies, the report compares U.S. and foreign-flag operating costs, examines impediments to the U.S.-flag registry, and provides industry recommendations for addressing these impediments.

The report is available online at