Frederica Wilson Showcases DOT Sending $16 Million to Help PortMiami
At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., showcased the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) plan to send $16 million to PortMiami. The funds come through a “Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability...
Ports Officials Headed to California, Pushing for More Cargo Ships to Head to Florida
Florida port officials announced on Thursday they will converge on California beginning this weekend to push for more cargo ships to come to the Sunshine State to help ease global supply-chain issues. Leaders from the...
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 Ports Council, Enterprise Florida Look to the Future in Forum on the State’s...
Florida’s seaports have a $117.6 billion economic impact and account for more than 900,000 direct and indirect jobs, while linking communities to vital national and international markets.
Manuel Almira Takes Over as Chairman of the Florida Ports Council
With more than three and a half decades in the maritime industry, Almira takes over from PortMiami CEO Juan Kuryla who finished his term.
Rick Scott Champions Proposal to Help Cruise Line Industry Rebound After Pandemic
With the support of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Scott brought out the “Set Sail Safely Act,” which, according to the senator’s office, “will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations.” As of now, cruise ships remain under a No Sail Order until the end of September.
Florida Ports Looking to Build on $11 Billion Trade Ties With Mexico
The agreement will help “maintain relations that promote international commerce and economic development.” Right now, Mexico is Florida’s second-largest trade partner, doing almost $11 billion in business last year, up 8.3 percent from 2017.
Florida Ports Caucus Starts to Get Busy on Capitol Hill
Last week, the Florida Ports Caucus held its first meeting of the new Congress and weighed in on the issues impacting the 15 public seaports across the state.