What is U.S. Flag Shipping?
U.S. flag shipping vessels are flagged to the United States, protected by the U.S. government and subject to laws set by the U.S. Coast Guard. U.S. flag vessels abide by some of the most comprehensive, stringent, and costly standards in the shipping industry. Due to regulations established by the government and in the interest of national security, U.S. flag vessels can only be crewed by native or naturalized U.S. citizens. We are proud to be the largest employer of deep sea U.S. Merchant Mariners.
U.S. Flag shipping is highly specialized and can be considered crucial to our country’s national security. This cargo is usually categorized as “mission critical.” We support military, government and humanitarian missions through the transport of cargo on our diversified fleet of vessels.