Employing millions of Americans, maritime companies are a cornerstone of the U.S. economy. Not only do maritime companies generate billions of dollars in revenue annual, but they also serve public needs by providing:
- protection (via maritime insurance)
- transportation (of goods and people)
- travel accommodations
- stimulation to other industries (such as the fishing industry or tourism)
Different types of maritime companies include (but aren't limited to):
- cruise lines
- drilling companies
- maritime insurance
- maritime security
- shipping (import/export) companies
- shipbuilding and ship repair
- waste disposal
- watercraft rental companies
List of Maritime Companies
The following are some well-known maritime companies:
- Batavia Shipyard, American Shipyard, Tampa Bay Shipbuilding, which are ship building and repair companies
- Chevron Shipping, which finds, refines and distributes petroleum worldwide
- Crowley, which act as marine consultants and logistics experts
- Foss Maritime Company, which provides logistics and transportation support
- Lloyd's Register, which certifies ships and helps improve their safety
- Matson, a transportation company
- Military Sealift Command, which provides transportation for the Department of Defense
- Royal Caribbean Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines
- Waterman Steamship Corporation, a transportation company
Maritime Shipping Companies
Maritime shipping companies, which are responsible for the transportation of goods across bodies of water, include (but aren't limited to):
- Alaska Steamship Co.
- American Banner Lines
- American Merchant Lines
- Anchor Line
- Baltic Shipping Co.
- DFDV Seaways
- International Merchant Marine Co.
- Munson Line
- Turkish Maritime Lines
- Waterman Steamship Corporation
Maritime Companies' Vessels
Types of vessels used by various maritime companies include (but aren't limited to):
- cruise ships
- oil rigs
- tug boats
Pursuing a Claim Against U.S. Maritime Companies
If you or a loved one has been employed by a maritime company and has sustained an injury while working:
- You may be eligible for a settlement via the Jones Act (or the Merchant Marine Act of 1920) a piece of legislation that compensates injured maritime employees when they are injured as a result of another's negligence.
- You should set up a free, initial consultation with an experienced Jones Act attorney to find out if you have a viable claim.
Those who decide to stand up for their legal rights and pursue a settlement can recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Consult a maritime injury lawyer today.
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