Public Service

As a nonprofit organization, the MAA provides the public with information about maritime dispute resolution, facilitates professional education and training for neutrals, and administers mediation, arbitration, and other out-of-court proceedings to resolve maritime disputes.

The MAA emphasizes the importance of resolving maritime disputes privately in appropriate U.S. venues. It helps the parties avoid costly proceedings in the public court systems, or proceedings in distant cities or foreign countries. As a result, the MAA decreases the caseload of state and federal courts, thus saving taxpayer dollars and reducing the burden on government.

The MAA has something unique and valuable to offer—a broad base of knowledge and full range of experience directly focused on the resolution of maritime disputes.