Senate confirms Jaenichen as U.S. maritime administrator


On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of acting Maritime Administrator Paul "Chip" Jaenichen to the permanent post. The voice vote came more than a year after Jaenichen took the position in an interim capacity.

The following is the text of a news release from the American Maritime Partnership:

(WASHINGTON) — The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today released the following statement on the U.S. Senate confirmation of Paul "Chip" Jaenichen as U.S. maritime administrator:

“AMP members appreciate Administrator Jaenichen’s understanding that a strong domestic maritime industry is critical for U.S. economic, national, and homeland security and that this essential industry is best supported by maintaining the Jones Act, which serves as the foundation of the nation’s vibrant domestic maritime policy. We look forward to working with him to ensure that the American maritime sector can grow and thrive as we proudly continue our service to the nation,” said AMP Chairman Thomas A. Allegretti.

By Professional Mariner Staff