U.S. Ports Update: Building for the future

When the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) convened in New Orleans for their annual convention late last year, the buzz was understandably about presidential campaign promises to invest in infrastructure. And while both candidates promised to make this a priority, President-elect Donald Trump was especially adamant about getting started post-haste in 2017. Now say, port executives, it’s time to “put up or shut up.” “Mr. Trump has put forth an ambitious goal of investing up to $1 trillion to rebuild America’s infrastructure, for which freight transportation and ports are vital components,” says AAPA president and CEO Kurt Nagle. “An enhanced focus on freight transportation and ports would certainly help achieve the new administration’s goal of building a better economic future for America.”

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