MARAD Administrator Matsuda: ‘Maritime Matters’

The WorkBoat industry has a new mantra: “Maritime Matters.” Or at least that’s what MARAD Administrator David Matsuda is repeating to anyone who’ll listen, looking to get the industry rallied around a single talking point as it tries to raise its profile in the mainstream media. Why bother? Because with awareness comes funding for dredging, locks, dams, and the various infrastructure needed to grease the wheels of the inland waterways where vessels can transport goods more efficiently than any other mode of transportation out there. 

To hear Matsuda talk about his vision for marine highways and more, watch the following interview with Sam Pfeifle, editor of


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