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FOR RELEASE - July 7, 2020
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Ports Group Continues Call for Bipartisan Transportation Reauthorization

AAPA has issued priorities to ensure U.S. competitiveness, sustainability in the global economy


Christopher J. Connor, AAPA President & CEO

Christopher J. Connor, President and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), issued the following statement on passage of H.R. 2:  

“With House passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, on July 1, the American Association of Port Authorities urges leaders in the House and Senate to work together towards a bipartisan transportation reauthorization bill.  

On behalf of our 78 United States member ports, AAPA has issued a set of priorities to develop a national freight strategy, make sustained investment in our nation’s multimodal infrastructure and ensure our nation remains competitive and sustainable in the global economy. The Moving Forward Act takes necessary steps towards these priorities and in making the critical investments necessary to accommodate increasing trade volumes, larger vessels, dynamic shifts in trade and increasingly complex global supply chains.

Additionally, the Moving Forward Act addresses U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding with expanded Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund opportunities along with $15 billion in supplemental funding. 

Our association looks forward to working with Congress on bipartisan solutions that reflect these priorities.” 


About AAPA
Founded in 1912 and recognized as the unified voice of seaports in the Americas, AAPA today represents 130 of the leading seaport authorities in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean and more than 200 industry solution providers and associate members, firms and individuals with an interest in seaports. Cargo activities at U.S. seaports support nearly $31 million American jobs and account for 26 percent of the U.S. economy, generating nearly $5.4 trillion in total economic activity and more than $378 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2018. To meet the growing demand for trade, AAPA and its members are committed to keeping seaports navigable, secure and sustainable. For more information, visit On Twitter:


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