The Committee on Marine Transportation System (CMTS) released its 2017-18 Annual Report, Actions and Accomplishments of the CMTS for the past year. In 2017, one of the first projects was to implement the CMTS National Strategy on the Marine Transportation System: Channeling the Maritime Advantage.
The Maritime Administration, Military Sealift Command worked to ensure transitional sea service men and women were made aware of opportunities as mariners for the private sector as they transitioned out of service and enhanced Federal MTS interagency connection and services.
CMTS supported discussions and workshops on topics ranging from Autonomous Vessels, Integration and Utilization of Maritime Data, Resilience and National Infrastructure. CMTS hosted speaker series events on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Big Data Project, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Port’s Initiative, and the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Heavy Polar Icebreaker Program. CMTS held two webinars to advance Military to Mariner transition on medical certification and veterans’ hiring and completed the inter-agency pilot study on waterways harmonization.
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