Shipper Recognition Program

The Maritime Administration re-established the Shipper Recognition Program in May 2003.  The purpose of the awards program is to recognize quality companies that have supported the U.S. merchant marine by transporting a significant share of their international cargo on U.S.-flag vessels. The Maritime Administrator's comments sum up how valuable these entities are to the maritime industry.  He notes, "By giving a substantial portion of their international business to U.S. carriers these exporters are not only helping to maintain a merchant fleet that supports America's economic and defense security, but also are helping to promote American export services at a time when it is vitally important for our nation."

As a small token of appreciation, the Maritime Administration honors the recipients during appreciation ceremonies.

List of Recipients:

Ames True Temper - Harrisburg, PA

Carrier Corporation - Farmington, CT

Crompton Corporation - Middlebury, CT

Deere & Company - Moline, IL

E & J Gallo Winery - Modesta, CA

Estee Lauder Companies - Melville, NY

Fluor Corporation - Houston, TX

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company - Akron, OH

Hunter Fan - Memphis, TN

J.A. Jones International - Charlotte, NC

Lowe's Companies - Mooresville, NC

Monsanto Company - St. Louis, MO

Mosaic Company - Plymouth, MN

New Balance - Boston, MA

Panalpina, Inc. - Foster City, CA

Perini Corporation - Framingham, MA

Philips Electronic North America Corporation - New York, NY

PPG Industries - Pittsburgh, PA

Rayonier Peformance Fibers - Jacksonville, FL

Rhodia, Inc. - Cranbury, NJ

Target Corporation - Minneapolis, MN

The Government of Israel Ministry of Defense -  New York, NY

The U.S. Department of State's Despatch Agency - Washington, DC

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) - Warren, MI

Toys "R" Us, Inc. - Paramus, NJ

Transoceanic Shipping Company, Inc. - Kenner, LA

Unique Industries - Philadelphia, PA

Yowell International - Melbourne, FL


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