The 2023 Salute to Congress Honors Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

The International Propeller Club recognized the leadership of Senator Maria Cantwell (D, WA) with its 39th annual Salute to Congress award on June 13, 2023, at a reception and dinner at the Army Navy Country Club, in Arlington, Virginia. Senator Cantwell, a strong advocate for America’s maritime industry, was presented with the award by International Propeller Club President Jim Patti.  Senator Cantwell has represented the State of Washington in the United States Senate since 2001 and is the first woman to serve as Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.  The event was attended by more than 225 leaders and representatives from all segments of the maritime industry.

The Port of Charleston will host the International Propeller Club of the United States 97th Annual Convention & Conference in September! We look forward to seeing everyone this year as we gather in Charleston from all over the world.
Book your stay at the Francis Marion Hotel in Downtown Charleston HERE, using the online code: PROPELLER23

We are the International Propeller Club

Welcome –

The International Propeller Club of the United States is a grassroots, non-profit organization, whose membership resides throughout the United States and the world. It is the largest network of individuals dedicated to the enhancement and well-being of all interests of the maritime community on a national and international basis.

The club promotes the maritime industry through its many programs and by partnering with similar organizations. Its goal is to educate legislators and the public as to the importance and necessity of all waterborne commerce.

If you are interested in being an advocate for the maritime industry, please join one of our Clubs.

C. James Patti
International President

Issues We Support

Advocate for Port and
Maritime Infrastructure

Investment in infrastructure is critical to the continued growth of the marine transportation system. Deeper channels, larger locks, and a port system that provides for the efficient transfer of cargo from ship…

Maritime Workers

The men and women who work on vessels or on shore are the key to a safe and efficient marine transportation system.


The maritime transportation system has transformed the world.  From the development of steam powered ships to the invention of the shipping container, the maritime industry has led globalization by accelerating…

Build and Repair
Commercial Vessels

Maintenance of a shipbuilding and repair is critical to the safe operation off vessels worldwide. As the design and construction of ships become more complex, the skills required to build those ships also become more ….. 

Streamline Intermodal and
Supply Chain Shipments

The efficient movement of intermodal cargoes is vital to the continued growth of a global economy.  As ships have become larger, container terminals must modify their facilities. Highway and rail connections…

Increase Marine
Environmental Protection

Future of the Planet in the face of environmental stress must be addressed. Rising sea-levels will dramatically affect coastal areas and the marine transportation system. As an organization whose members…

Salute Maritime
1st Responders

Each day, men and women around the globe risk their lives to save mariners in distress. There is a famous saying in the U.S. Coast Guard: “You have to go out but you don’t have to come back.”

Champion Maritime

The International Propeller Club is preparing a new generation to take its place in the maritime industry. Developing high school curriculum, awarding college scholarships for maritime studies…

Protect Our
Maritime Heritage

To see the future, you must understand the past.  Support of maritime museums, including Liberty and Victory ships, help people understand the vital role that the marine transportation system has played…

Our Strategic Partners

We forge strategic partnerships / alliances with other maritime organizations to advocate for our members interests and increase our rate of success.

Thank you to our Sponsors

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