Additional Maritime Commerce information can be found
by visiting the following web sites:
American Association of Port
Authorities' (AAPA) "Seaports Deliver Prosperity" Microsite
Seaports are a crucial link to global markets. AAPA's microsite was launched to educate the public about
the value that seaports provide.
Administration – MARAD,
Department of Transportation; promotes development of the
U.S. marine transportation system and a well-balanced U.S.
merchant marine to support both domestic and foreign
waterborne commerce and serve as a military auxiliary in
time of national emergency.
International Maritime Organization - IMO fosters
government cooperation in the regulation of technical
matters affecting international maritime trade, and
encourages the highest standards in marine safety,
efficiency of navigation performance and prevention and
control of marine pollution from ships.
International Trade Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce, works to create
prosperity by strengthening the competitiveness of U.S.
industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensure fair
trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements.
Another division of the Department of Commerce, the
U.S. Commercial Service
involved in trade promotion and assists U.S. small and
medium sized businesses increase international sales by
providing market research, trade events, introductions to
qualified buyers and distributors and counseling and
advocacy through the export process.
Agricultural Development & Marketing
Oregon Department of Agriculture, manages programs
to create export market access for Oregon agricultural
products through a range of services; in and outbound trade
missions, trade shows, technical seminars and trade
Maritime Commerce Page