The Directory of American Ship Services is provided to you as a service by the membership of the National Association of Marine Services, Inc. (NAMS). NAMS is the only properly-constituted origination of commercial vessel suppliers in the Untied States. NAMS has been in existence for 50 years and through its executive office, stands ready to assist ship owners and operators in any way.NAMS actively participates as a member of the International Ship Suppliers Association (ISSA). Many of the NAMS members attend the international convention and, thereby, keep abreast of the trade worldwide.In our 50th Anniversary Year, the 2000-01 edition of the Directory of American Ship Services is only one of a number of valuable services developed to aid our ship supplier customers. NAMS has a significant history and its members a well-founded reputation for service. The directory general listings of ports are consolidated to reflect the largest major port rather than each local port. Also, ports are cross-referenced for your convenience. Members are listed where they have office/warehouse facilities.We hope you will find this directory useful as your single-source reference to U.S. Ship Suppliers. Your suggestions for improvement are welcome.Organization & ServicesFormed as a non-profit distribution Trade Association in 1951 as an outgrowth of the war effort to supply military ships, NAMS is a national organization of ship suppliers (regular members - currently 55) who service and supply ocean vessels that call on all ports in the U.S. The Association also has associate members - currently 16, manufacturers who distribute their products to ships through ship suppliers, and affiliate members, companies that provide services to the industry.NAMS GoalTo further the growth and profitability of all segments of the ship supply industry through the promotion of harmonious relationships between ship suppliers and manufacturers, provide a forum for the open exchange of industry information and inform members on distribution issues and ideas.