Port Associations Appeal for $3.5 Billion in Aid from US Congress

Port Associations Appeal for $3.5 Billion in Aid from US Congress

December 10, 2020 — Maritime-executive.com

Despite the rebound in volumes experienced in recent months, many ports around the United States continue to struggle with increased operating costs and revenue shortfalls because of the pandemic. The American Association of Port Authorities joined by 20 regional port authorities and unions, sent a letter to the leaders of the US House and Senate appealing for emergency relief funding for the nation’s maritime transportation system while individual ports around the country are filing for federal grants.

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