Today, the American Maritime Partnership released a statement following the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Rear Admiral Ann C. Phillips, USN (Ret.) to serve as Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MARAD) at the United States Department of Transportation.

“The American Maritime Partnership congratulates Admiral Phillips on her confirmation to lead the Maritime Administration at a time when maintaining a strong American Maritime is even more critical than ever. We look forward to working with Admiral Phillips to ensure our nation has the shipbuilding, sealift capacity, and reliable movement of commerce that is essential to America’s security,” said Ku’uhaku Park, President of the American Maritime Partnership.