The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) was chartered in July 2005 and authorized in December 2012 to serve as a Federal interagency coordinating committee. Over 25 Federal entities belong to the CMTS and work together to address programs, problems and share insights and data.
CMTS Educational Matrix of Federal Departments and Agencies that touch maritime facilities and operations
CMTS Standard Matrix with acronyms for Federal Departments and Agencies that touch maritime facilities and operations
Description of the CMTS Standard Matrix
CMTS Compendium of Federal Programs in the Marine Transportation System
There are eight unique types of terminals at ports, each with a distinct purpose, specific equipment and facilities needed by the local or national economy.
Click here for a description of each (not including commercial fishing terminals).
Click here for a map displaying Congressional districts and 300 U.S. ports Included is a link to each state’s Congressional delegation.