A modern and fully integrated U.S. marine transportation system and shipbuilding industrial base is critical to economic and national security. The ability to move freight quickly and efficiently requires a solid U.S. shipbuilding and repair base, modern port infrastructure, and an efficient network of accessible waterways.
The Maritime Administration works side by side with the nation’s shipbuilders and port/waterway operators to ensure a robust and profitable maritime industry. We help them meet those objectives through a variety of grant, loan, and funding streams designed to
- advance ship construction, repair, and training at shipyards across the U.S.
- develop and expand our nation’s port infrastructure and waterways, and
- promote the growth and modernization of the U.S. maritime industry
For information about specific programs, refer to individual program pages listed on the left.