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News Release
FOR RELEASE - April 29, 2021
Contact: Jen Wilk, Public Affairs Director,
(703) 254-7098

American Association of Port Authorities
Phone: (202) 792-4033

AAPA Applauds $250 M in Recovery Funding for California Ports

Highlights larger port industry need for economic recovery from the COVID pandemic

“Congratulations to the California Association of Port Authorities on the major victory of Governor Newsom’s recommendation to award $250 million in relief for their members, highlighting the state-wide need for economic recovery from this pandemic,” stated Christopher J. Connor, President and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities.   “AAPA was delighted to be a critical partner in advancing the federal language in the American Recovery Plan, passed by the U.S. Congress, that ensured state and local agencies would be allocated such vital funds.”

About AAPA
Founded in 1912 and recognized as the unified voice of seaports in the Americas. According to IHS Markit’s World Trade Service, combined international sea trade moving through Western Hemisphere ports in 2016 totaled 3.49 billion metric tons in volume and US$3.01 trillion in value. Of that total, ports in Central and South America handled 1.71 billion metric tons of cargo valued at US$941 billion, while North American ports handled 1.79 billion metric tons of goods, valued at US$2.07 trillion. To meet the growing demand for trade, the AAPA and its members are committed to keeping seaports navigable, secure and sustainable.  For more information, visit On Twitter:

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