Advocacy

Ports Are Vital to U.S. Dairy’s Vitality

Guest Article: To read this article in the full digital version of Seaports, click here. By Krysta Harden, President and CEO, U.S. Dairy Export Council Outside the food and agriculture sector, not many people realize just how much U.S. dairy farmers and manufacturers rely on export markets – nor how much the world depends on the United States to provide ...

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Anchorage Daily News: Our Ports Need Investment Now

Carl Uchytil Chris Connor Mario Cordero By Carl Uchytil, Port Director, Port of Juneau Chris Connor, President & CEO, AAPA Mario Cordero, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach; Chairman, AAPA On August 10, the U.S. Senate passed an important $1.3 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. During the process, AAPA members and staff were actively engaged with lawmakers to ensure that ports ...

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AAPA Chairman Urges Federal Support for Ports in COVID Relief Package

Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach and AAPA chairman of the board, testified before a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee urging federal relief for U.S. ports in a final COVID relief package. Cordero acknowledged the importance of these relief funds for the safety of workers, minimizing supply chain disruptions and economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis. ...

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The USMCA Is a Win-Win-Win for US, Canada, Mexico

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is the largest trade deal in American history and is a big win for companies, farmers, shippers and workers throughout the country. * By Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce * Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is the largest trade deal in American history and is a big win ...

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PORTS + POLITICS: Finding MTS Support Information in the Federal Government

There are a bevy of products and services provided by your federal partners that often go unrecognized, but could enhance your market and operational observations. * By Helen Brohl, Executive Director, U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System * After almost 13 years as the executive director of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS), I’ve observed there ...

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