Florida Ports Council Applauds Boost in Money to Expand Ports – Sunshine State News

“With an eye on the expanding global shipping trade, highlighted by the continued widened of the Panama Canal, state legislators upped the amount of money that will be available to upgrade the state’s seaports.

Legislators increased the non-designated port funding from $117 million in the current year to $135 million for the next fiscal year and created a $35 million port investment initiative.

Legislators also have sent a bill to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott that will require challenges to environmental hearings to be held within 30 days, a rule which could help the Port of Miami dredging project to advance…”

 

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