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News Release
FOR RELEASE - October 8, 2023
Contact: Shawn Balcomb,

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

AAPA CEO Cary Davis Releases Statement Condemning Attacks Against Israel

Washington, D.C. — In response to the recent attacks against Israeli personnel and citizens, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) President and CEO, Cary Davis released the following statement:

“Attacks on Western democracies must be met with force," stated Cary Davis, AAPA President and CEO.

"Western Hemisphere seaports have traded with Israel since its inception; and the U.S. - Israel Free Trade Agreement of 1985 is a model for the modern era.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Israeli people. May this conflict end swiftly and justly."

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 sustain 31 million jobs and 26 percent of the U.S. economy, and 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. Visit or on Twitter @PortsUnited.

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