Modern Maritime America (1950–Present)

On the Water - Modern Maritime America Section Header

Maritime activity is as important as ever, and it affects the lives of people everywhere.

The Internet isn’t the only home of a worldwide web. Maritime commerce connects people and markets around the globe. Ships deliver things we need, such as vehicles, fuel, clothing, toys, electronics, and food, and then take us on vacation. We hardly give maritime activity a second thought, yet we all depend on the vessels, ports, and workers who keep those global maritime connections going.