Three ways America can lead maritime innovation

By Informa Connect

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The American Maritime Partnership tells us that “the (United States) domestic maritime industry employs approximately 650,000 Americans across all 50 states, creates $41 billion in labor income for American workers, and adds more than $154.8 billion in annual economic output each year.” It’s clear that the maritime industry is important in the United States, because “for every direct job in in American maritime, the industry is responsible for nearly five indirect jobs elsewhere in the U.S. economy.” However, when you think of shipping or maritime, you probably think of Europe or Asia.