Maritime Administration Enhances Defense and Supply Chains

Transportation Department programs support tanker security.

The Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced full enrollment for the Maritime Security Program (MSP) and Tanker Security Program (TSP). The programs support readiness by offering the Defense Department access to U.S.-flagged sealift and product vessels.

“In peacetime, our U.S.-flagged commercial fleet serves as a critical link in our supply chain; and in times of war and crisis, it supports military missions around the globe,” said Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “In the years ahead, these vessels will deliver vital goods, strengthen both our economy and our national security, and create good jobs for American mariners.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Maritime Administrator Ann Phillips as she oversees the security programs.
  • For Secretary Buttigieg as he heads the Department of Transportation.
  • For wisdom for U.S. defense officials as they collaborate with the Transportation Department on supply chain security and defense capabilities.

Sources: Department of Transportation, Global Trade Magazine


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