Ports + Politics

PORTS + POLITICS: Cruise Ships Are a Vital Part of Our Economy and Regional Security

Restarting the cruise industry, with proper safety protocols in place, is an integral part of ensuring the massive trade and cargo operations continue to thrive to and from PortMiami – and the rest of the Western Hemisphere – as the cruise industry could help restore some of the fragile economies that are finally beginning to regain stability. By U.S. Congresswoman ...

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PORTS + POLITICS: Precious Cargo

By Ed Royce, Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck In a 1938 fireside chat, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt told Americans, “To reach a port we must set sail. Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.” He was pitching his vision for defeating the Great Depression. Today, FDR’s words could take on a more literal meaning. The ports he spoke ...

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PORTS + POLITICS: Mexico and Its Cruise Industry

The cruise industry in Mexico is weathering the coronavirus pandemic and putting plans in place to safely open up again once given the green light. By Mtra. Luz Alicia Iturbe De Garay Mexico plays a key role, as this industry is one of the most dynamic activities in the world economy and its strong growth has provided us with important ...

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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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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 and consumers. Maintaining and improving that system requires sustained federal investment. * By U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal, CA-47 * In Congress, I’m honored to serve as the Democratic co-chair of the Congressional Ports Caucus. ...

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