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Ron DeSantis: Florida’s Ports Grow as West Coast Logjams Continue

On Wednesday, the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) released a report on the Sunshine State’s 15 seaports. “The Seaport Mission Plan, Florida Ports: Open for Business” shows Florida’s ports continue to grow. “Strong...

Carlos Gimenez Leads Letter Calling on CDC to Reconsider Level 4 Travel Advisory for...

This week, U.S. Rep. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., led a bipartisan letter to the White House COVID Coordinator to reconsider the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Level 4 travel advisory for cruises. All 29...

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...

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.