The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), a trade organization for the U.S. shipping industry, said Thomas Allegretti has been elected as its new chairman.
Allegretti is president and chief executive officer of the American Waterways Operators, a trade group for the tug and barge industry.
He succeeds James Henry, chairman and president of the Transportation Institute, who will serve as AMP’s vice chairman.
“It is an honor to serve AMP in this new capacity. The organization is evolving, growing and improving, a path set forth by my predecessor, Jim Henry,” Allegretti said in a statement. “I hope to build upon Jim’s efforts to promote the domestic maritime industry, its significant economic and national security benefits, and the importance of the Jones Act as the critical foundation that supports the industry’s essential work.”
AMP's 450-plus members span the country and its territories and include vessel owners and operators, shipbuilders and repair yards, dredging and marine construction contractors, trade associations, pro-defense groups, and others. - Chris Dupin