Florida’s idled maritime industry lobbying for federal bailout

The Center Square: Seaports have been largely idled during the COVID-19 pandemic with Florida’s ports particularly devastated by the shutdown of the cruise and tourist industries and the decline in demand for steel and automobiles. The American Association of Port Authorities and its state chapter, the Florida Ports Council (FPC), is among groups lobbying to secure relief for the nation’s maritime sector as part of the COVID-19 stimulus assistance package being debated by House Democrats and Senate Republicans this week in Washington, D.C.

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