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Florida Ports Council Honors State Rep. Chip LaMarca

This week, the Florida Ports Council announced that state Rep. Chip LaMarca, R-Lighthouse Point, has been awarded its 2022 Seaport Champion Award for his leadership and commitment to Florida’s seaports. The Florida Ports Council noted...

Rick Scott’s Supply Chain Emergency Response Act Blocked in the Senate

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., failed to get his proposal to move $125 million in unspent CARES Act funds to “facilitate cargo vessels currently on hold along the West Coast to cross...

Florida’s Ports Ready to Help Break Logjam as Cargo Ships Wait Off California Coast

The Florida Ports Council called on shipping companies to look to the Sunshine State for solutions as ports across the nation, especially in California, are seeing record backlogs. In recent days, more than 60 cargo...

Jonathan Daniels Takes Over as Chairman of the Florida Ports Council

The Florida Ports Council (FPC) announced this week that it has selected its officers for the next year. Jonathan Daniels, the CEO and port director of Port Everglades, will take over as the chairman of...

Ports and Cruises Can Help Reset Florida’s Economy

The true depths of COVID’s economic impacts are now truly coming to light. These are among the many reasons Gov. Ron DeSantis has made ports and cruises a focal point of his efforts to reset the Florida economy. 

Ron DeSantis, DOT Announce $250 Million in Federal Funds for Port Stimulus Relief Allocation

Earlier this week, the Florida Seaports Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) released a report which shows that Florida’s seaports experienced declines consistent with the overall trend for 2020. Waterborne trade value, for example, decreased 16.1 percent compared to 2019, which is a drop off of $14.1 billion.

Michael Rubin Takes Over as President and CEO of the Florida Ports Council

Rubin had been serving as interim president and CEO after Doug Wheeler announced that he was stepping down.

Doug Wheeler Stepping Down From Florida Ports Council

Wheeler’s resignation takes effect on April 30. Michael Rubin, currently the vice president of government affairs of the Florida Ports Council, will serve as interim president and CEO.