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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..

June 6, 2019

PORTS + POLITICS: The Need for Real Federal Investment in Our Nation’s Ports, Harbors and Waterways

The importance of federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure has been forgotten by many. That is why one of my highest priorities this Congress is to..

March 22, 2019

PORTS + POLITICS: Maritime Commerce and Growth Rely on a Strong System

Maritime commerce relies not on one single port or terminal, but a system of harbors, ports and waterways that help move goods from suppliers to manufacturers..

December 19, 2018

PORTS + POLITICS: CBP Is Hiring at U.S. Seaports

Despite the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s embrace of technology, there remains a strong need for a trained, professional workforce at the seaports. To..

August 29, 2018

PORTS + POLITICS: Maritime Infrastructure Needs Regular Investment

In many ways, our nation’s 300+ ports – from the largest ports in Seattle, Long Beach and Savannah, to small ports in rural communities up and down our..

June 4, 2018

PORTS + POLITICS: Water Resources System Integral to Competitiveness of US Economy and Security

We have a lot of work to do in order to ensure that our water resources system can sustain the competitiveness of the American economy and protect our national..

March 14, 2018

PORTS + POLITICS: Third Edition of the CMTS Federal Funding Handbook Now Online

In August 2017, the third edition was issued to update the catalog of resources and to enhance the formatting and accessibility. It is now available online at..

December 19, 2017

PORTS + POLITICS: Strengthening U.S. Ports to Support Increasing Freight and Transportation

America’s more than 300 ports are a vital part of a strong and healthy economy connecting manufacturers, businesses and farmers to the global marketplace and..

September 14, 2017

PORTS & POLITICS: Lessons From the Past: A Renewed Commentary on Port Security

Security measures are much different than 20 years ago, and as we experience and deal with new threats, we must take the lessons learned and build on that..

May 24, 2017

PORTS + POLITICS: Inclusion of Ports in Our National Transportation System

After eight years in office, the nation is seeing the results of the Obama Administration’s prioritization of maritime ports. The bottom line? Fifty-six port..

December 16, 2016