Philip Grill

Philip M. Grill

Chairman at Maritime Cabotage Task Force

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1601 K Street Nw, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
HQ Phone:
(202) 661-3740

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Board Member - American Merchant Marine Library Association

Vice President of Government Relations - Matson Navigation Company

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Maritime Cabotage Task Force - About

Standing (l-r): Eric Smith, Frank Pecquex, Barry Holliday, Matt Paxton, Jim Weakley Seated (l-r): Jim Henry, Phil Grill, Terry Turner (DC representative for American Shipping Group)
Philip Grill, Chairman Matson Navigation Company

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Wheelhouse Weekly - September 30, 2005 - International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots

In a letter to Chertoff, MCTF President Philip Grill writes that the latest Sept. 26 blanket waiver "is particularly disconcerting because American tanker and tank vessel tonnage is available and standing by.
Grill noted that of the 80 US-flag tank barges that serve the Jones Act clean product trade on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, "More than 30 of these barges, with an aggregate capacity of more than two million barrels, are currently available in the spot market.

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Wheelhouse Weekly - March 17, 2005 - International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots

Philip Grill, Vice President of Government Relations for MM&P-contracted Matson Navigation and head of the Maritime Cabotage Task Force (MCTF), addressed a recent luncheon gathering of the Kings Point Club of Washington, discussing the accomplishments of MCTF during the past 10 years and its future objectives
One of the MCTF's principal objectives for 2005 is a "grass routs" effort to re-connect with its original membership and to broaden the coalition, Grill told the luncheon gathering. "We would like to broaden our financial base, but members pay what they feel comfortable with." Grill explained that MCTF's mission began by responding to every single misleading statement about the Jones Act fleet, and educating members of Congress on the reasons for and benefits of the Act. Grill closed his remarks by mentioning the maritime project at the Smithsonian Institute - "America on the Move.

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