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News Release
FOR RELEASE - April 5, 2024
Contact: Shawn Balcomb,

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

PortMiami Leadership to Testify Before Joint House Hearing

Washington, D.C. — Today, Frederick Wong Jr., Deputy Director of PortMiami, will testify at a joint field hearing on "Port Safety, Security, and Infrastructure Investment" at Port Miami. Mr. Wong will deliver his testimony on behalf of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), alongside other witnesses, representing significant maritime interests.

Mr. Wong will reemphasize ports' need "to expand capacity, purchase more efficient equipment, improve roadways, and rail, and reduce emissions at every point in our operations."

He will highlight the criticality of key transportation grant programs like the Port Infrastructure Development Program and the Port Security Grant Program. The Subcommittee Members will also be encouraged to consider thoughtful bipartisan legislation that would address serious issues in the maritime industry like the PORT Act (H.R. 7587) and the CBP SPACE Act (H.R. 6409).

The hearing combines Members from the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with the Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee.

Read Mr. Wong's full testimony submitted to the congressional record here.

Tune into the 9:30 a.m. hearing live here.

About AAPA:

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is the unified voice of port leaders and maritime industry partners across the Western Hemisphere who serve a vital role in job-creation, international competitiveness, and economic prosperity. Connecting small business owners, retailers, and manufacturers to the global marketplace, AAPA member organizations advocate for national policies and infrastructure investments in support of a resilient global supply chain and a positive impact on the way people live, work, travel, and engage in commerce.

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