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Florida Economy Takes $23 Billion COVID Hit From Empty Cruise Ships, Ports

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PortandTerminal.com, August 11, 2020 “There is no American COVID-19 economic recovery without strong American ports” MIAMI – Tourism, which has long been one of the key drivers of Florida’s economy, has taken a massive hit during the coronavirus pandemic. As PortandTerminal.com has reported frequently over the past months, the cruise industry has been hit particularly hard. The Florida Ports Council …

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US ports get major funding in Congressional appropriations

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PortandTerminal.com, December 19, 2019 WASHINGTON – Yesterday Congress released two budget appropriation packages that will see major funding for America’s ports. The spending bill that is now headed for the President Trump’s desk allocates a ton of money for port infrastructure development (waterside and landside), invests in multimodal transportation, and “ensures the timely inspection of goods moving through our nation’s …

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Kurt Nagle retires as CEO of AAPA after nearly 35 years

PortandTerminal.com, October 16, 2019 Kurt Nagle has retired from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) after nearly 35 years of service to the industry. He retires as its president and CEO, a position that he has held at the AAPA for 24 of those years. Kurt joined the port services association in 1985 and spent his first decade in …

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Technology, Big Data Featured Topics at AAPA Convention in Norfolk

PortandTerminal.com, August 24, 2019 Annual event features Western Hemisphere’s largest gathering of seaport and maritime transportation professionals NORFOLK, VA – Among the topics to be addressed at the 108th Annual Convention and Expo of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) … the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas … will be a panel focused on tackling new technologies that convert data …

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Good news for America’s Ports. Cranes removed from US tariff list (for now)

PortandTerminal.com, August 15, 2019 The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has removed ship-to-shore cranes and shipping containers from a list of $300 billion in goods subject to tariffs on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15, 2019, a victory that will save ports and shippers millions of dollars AAPA’s position on tariffs Photo: Former AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle. Kurt recently …

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Threat of new September 1 tariffs increase concerns at America’s ports

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PortandTerminal.com, August 2, 2019 The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the unified and recognized voice of America’s seaports, is deeply concerned over the renewed threat of increased tariffs. On Twitter yesterday, President Trump criticized the Chinese government for not living up to its trade promise and threatened to retaliate in advance of upcoming talks with an additional 10 percent …

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“A big funding win for America’s ports” – AAPA

PortandTerminal.com, June 18, 2019 AAPA Applauds House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee For FY’20 Funding Bill The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding legislation approved today (June 5) by the House Appropriations Committee’s Homeland Security Subcommittee is being heralded as a “win” for ports by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) … the unified and recognized voice of …

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US ports urgently need overdue money for security. Why aren’t they getting it?

PortandTerminal.com, February 19, 2019 A lot has changed at America’s ports since the horror of 9/11. For one, the amount of cargo and passengers handled by American ports has increased dramatically. In the 17 years since 9/11 container volumes are up 71%, foreign trade is up by 37% and cruise passengers through US ports have almost doubled. Increased trade and …

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