Practices of Department of Defense contractors skirt U.S. Military Cargo Preference Act to the detriment of the U.S. Merchant Marine

The Military Cargo Preference Act of 1904 is crucial to the survival of the U.S. Merchant Marine. The law provides that only U.S.-flag ships “may be used for the transportation by sea of supplies bought for” the military services, thereby providing an essential base of preference cargo that sustains the private U.S.-flag fleet in times of peace. 

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Friday, January 25, 2019