April 4, 2016
Shipbuilders Council Honors Rep. Crenshaw, MARAD Administrator Jaenichen and Shipyard Safety Award Winners During Annual Fly-In
April 15, 2016
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Maritime Administrator Chip Jaenichen received maritime leadership awards from the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) this week. The awards recognize exemplary individuals from Congress and the Administration who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication and support to the shipbuilding and repair industry...
April 20, 2016
Washington, D.C. - The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced the recipients of its annual safety awards. SCA's safety awards enhance operations and promote safety through recognition and promotion of accident prevention. Through their proactive approaches and dedication to improved safety and health of their employees, the 12 member companies who received awards demonstrated the commitment to employee safety in the shipyard industry.
Shipbuilders Council: Proposed Budget Enables Naval Forward Presence and Protects U.S. National Security Interests
April 22, 2016
Washington, D.C. - The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) today recognized the House Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee for its robust markup of the 2017 shipbuilding budget. Under the proposal, the Navy's shipbuilding budget would be increased to $19.9 billion and a separate account, the National Sea Based Deterrent Fund, will receive $773 million to buy the new Ohio submarine replacement Program.
April 26, 2016
Washington, D.C. - Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up and approved a Commerce, Justice, Science bill that ould provide $75 million to build a new Regional Survey Vessel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and $159 million for the design and construction of three Regional Class Research Vessels (RCRV) for the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) lauded the measure, which is the first step to build new vessels essential for NOAA and NSF to maintain critical survey, data collection and research capacity...
May 20, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (MAY 20) - This week the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space conference convened and featured panelists and participants who discussed a wide range of issues, but the common threads were the repeated calls for the restoration by the United States of a 350-ship Navy, the development of a cohesive national maritime strategy, and the importance of the Jones Act and a vibrant shipyard industrial base for both homeland and national security...
Shipbuilders Council of America Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee for Funding Additional Ships
May 27, 2016
Committee Provides Funds for ADditional Navy, Coast guard Vessels
Washington, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Committee this week acknowledged calls for increasing the Navy's ship count, funding the construction of ten new ships, as well as providing the U.S. Coast Guard funding for the acqusition of six total new ships. The Defense and Homeland Security appropriations markups come on the heels of last week's Sea-Air-Space Exhbition, where leaders of the maritime industry called for the restoration of a 350-ship Navy and a cohesive national maritime strategy that supports the vibrant U.S. shipyard industrial base...
June 8, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC - Matthew Paxton, President of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) released a statement responding to an amendment to the House Puerto Rico Bill offered by Rep. Palmer (R-AL), slamming the political nature of Palmer's amendment to spite U.S. jobs...
Shipbuilders President Highlights Skilled Workforce as Testament to U.S. Shipyard Industry Capability to Build Next Generation of Polar Icebreakers
July 12, 2016
Washington, D.C. - In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Matthew Paxton, President of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) today cited the proven track record of the men and women of the U.S. shipyard industry as he described the capability and capacity of the U.S. shipyard industry to build the next generation of polar icebreakers...
5th in Nation for Direct Employment, California Shipbuilding and Repair Industry Supports Nearly 35,000 Jobs
August 29, 2016
Maritime Administrator Highlights Economic Importance of Shipyard Industry for California While on Tour at NASSCO
San Diego, Calif. - Shipbuilders Council of America member General Dynamics NASSCO hosted Maritime Administrator Paul "Chip" Jaenichen for a tour of the San Diego-based shipyard, where SEACOR Constitution - a 610-foot-tank ship launched this weekend. California is 5th highest state in total private sector direct employment for shipbuilding and repair.
September 14, 2016
September 22, 2016
In comments beore the Tradewinds Ship Owners Forum in New York City, Maritime Administrator Paul "Chip" Jaenichen highlighted the more than 42,000 jobs, $3.6 billion in labor income and $4.78 billion in GDP associated with employment for shipbuilding and repair in the northeast region.
November 17, 2016
Following Congressional announcements regarding the intention to pass a short-term CR during the lameduck session, which would fund the government through March 2017, SCA President Matthew Paxton issued the following statement:
November 18, 2016
The following op-ed was written by SCA President Matthew Paxton regarding potential shipbuilding opportunities resulting from Arctic oil and gas exploration.
November 23, 2016
SCA President Matthew Paxton spoke to Inside The Navy on how the U.S. shipyard industry stands ready to build a 350-ship Navy. He also discusses the importance of consistent funding and developing the next generation of the shipyard workforce. A clip of the piece can be found at the link.