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Strategic Plan FY 2022 – 2026: Navigating a Stronger Future

The Maritime Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2026 Strategic Plan reflects the goals and strategies necessary to foster, develop, and promote the United States maritime industry and merchant marine. MARAD recognizes that a strong U.S. maritime industry is critical to America’s national security strategy. Our Nation’s maritime industry faces many challenges, not the least of which include aging Ready Reserve Force ships and a mariner shortage which reduces our ability to adequately crew those ships during a national emergency. MARAD remains committed to exercising new and existing authorities to narrow these shortfalls. In response to today’s challenges and continuing the work already underway, this plan establishes the strategic priorities and framework necessary to meet MARAD’s mission and help shape the future of the maritime industry.

Last updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2024