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

Port Miami

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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The COVID Surge Will Slam Southern States’ Economies – Bloomberg

gates at Disney World in Florida

BLOOMBERG, JULY 2, 2020 Leaders in Texas, Florida and Arizona failed to take the pandemic seriously. Their economies will experience the consequences. By Noah Smith for Bloomberg – Coronavirus is exploding in big southern states such as Texas, Florida, and Arizona. This entirely preventable disaster will have devastating consequences for these states’ economies. The outbreaks that slammed the Northeast and much of …

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JAXPORT to Build Mega-Ship Ready Container Terminal

Blount Island Terminal

PortandTerminal.com, March 5, 2019 Jacksonville, Florida – The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has approved a long-term agreement with SSA Marine for the development and operation of the US$238 million SSA Jacksonville International Gateway Terminal, a new mega-ship ready container terminal. According to a statement, the new terminal will help the port handle the world’s largest vessels and make the state …

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Chinese exchange student convicted of taking photos at sensitive naval facility

Photo of Chinese student convicted of espionage and the American Naval base where his crime took place

Peter Stewart, PortandTerminal.com, Feb. 7, 2019 A 20-year-old Chinese exchange student was sentenced to a year in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to illegally taking pictures at a sensitive US defense intelligence facility in Florida.The student, Zhao Qianli, says he’s a musicology student from China who travelled to the United States for a summer exchange program. After he finished …

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