Issues & Advocacy


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Contact your Member of Congress and urge support for critical vessel discharges legislation

See our 2019 issue one-pagers here.

The maritime industry relies on the U.S. Coast Guard for standards.

AWO is committed to ensuring that our industry’s federal regulatory regime provides for a high level of safety while preserving efficienc

Ensuring the safety of our industry’s vessels is one of AWO’s top priorities.

AWO is committed to navigating our members through changes in vessel discharge regulations.

America’s waterways are vital links for the safe, reliable and efficient movement of freight.

AWO strongly supports the Jones Act, the foundation of the domestic maritime industry.