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Maritime Administration. (Government).

The Maritime Administration (MARAD), under the auspices of the Department of Transportation, administers federal laws and guidelines that foster and maintain a United States merchant marine capable of meeting the nation's shipping needs for domestic and international waterborne commerce and national security.

MARAD seeks to ensure a globally safe and environmentally sound marine transportation system that improves the worldwide competitiveness and national security of the United States. This system, which facilitates the efficient and secure movement of people and cargo, ensures the US enjoys adequate shipbuilding and repair service, efficient and adequate port capacity, and effective international water and landside transportation.

MARAD also promotes the use of US-flag vessels, manages the Maritime Security Program, oversees an active reserve of ships in the Ready Reserve Force, maintains an inactive inventory of ships in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, and ensures a pool of highly skilled merchant marine officers and seafarers through its operation of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY, and its support of six state maritime academies located throughout the nation in California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, and Texas.

In addition, the Agency has increased its focus on logistics, ports, intermodalism, environmental activities and international trade practices.

Key Personnel

Deputy Maritime Administrator for Inland Waterways and Great Lakes

James E Caponiti

Tel: 202-366-1718

Fax: 202-366-3890


Associate Administrator for Shipbuilding

Jean E. McKeever

Tel: 202-366-5737

Fax: 202-366-7901


Associate Administrator for National Security

James E. Caponiti

Tel: 202-366-1718

Fax: 202-366-3890


Associate Administrator for Policy, International Trade, and Marketing

Bruce J. Carlton

Tel: 202-366-5772

Fax: 202-366-7403


Associate Administrator for Financial Approvals and Cargo Preference

James J. Zok

Tel: 202-366-0364

Fax: 202-366-9580


Associate Administrator for Port, Intermodal, and Environmental Activities

Margaret D. Blum

Tel: 202-366-4721

Fax: 202-366-6988


Superintendent, United States Merchant Marine Academy

Rear Admiral Joseph D. Stewart

Tel: 516-773-5348

Fax: 516-773-5347


Capt. William G. Schubert

Maritime Administrator

(202) 366-5823

Bruce J. Carlton

Deputy Maritime Administrator

(202) 365-5823

FAX: (202) 366-3890
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Publication:Defense Transportation Journal
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Date:Apr 1, 2002
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