A Fleet in Peril – the Need for a US-Flag Cargo Strategy

Jeff Vogel, a member in the firm's Transportation and Trade Practice, authored "A Fleet in Peril – the Need for a US-Flag Cargo Strategy" for The Journal of Commerce. In his article, Jeff discusses how the world’s largest economy and most powerful military are supported by only 84 U.S.-flag commercial vessels, carrying a paltry 1.5 percent of U.S. foreign trade. These numbers are shocking and indeed should be appalling to any American. More importantly, the continued diminution of the U.S.-flag fleet arguably represents the single greatest threat to U.S. national and economic security.  

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