WE ARE ADVOCATES FOR WISCONSIN’S MARITIME INDUSTRY
Wisconsin is a major maritime coastal state benefiting from the marine transportation system in the west on the Mississippi River and in the east and north on the Great Lakes, Lakes Michigan and Superior, providing access to the global economy.
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Wisconsin Shipping is responsible for:
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From La Crosse and Prairie du Chien to Washburn, Bayfield and Bell to Green Bay, Manitowoc and Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s 29 commercial ports are hubs of economic and recreational activity.
The future productivity of Wisconsin’s growers and manufacturers depend on modern transportation infrastructure, and ports are an integral part of the supply chain.
Additionally, the State’s shipyard sector is one of the largest in the United States. Based in a State with a rich maritime heritage that includes construction of submarines in World War II, WIDMAC advocates and educates for Wisconsin’s American mariners, shipyards and U.S. shipping companies moving vital cargo on these waterways.
WIDMAC SUPPORTS THE JONES ACT
The JONES ACT advocates for a strong domestic maritime fleet and ensures a strong and vibrant maritime industry, helping the U.S. maintain its expertise in shipbuilding and waterborne transportation.
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Together, we advocate for the value provided to Mariners and the Maritime Industry by the Jones Act