Florida lawmakers who are urging the federal government to do everything in their power to help Puerto Rico are also beneficiaries of the Jones Act due to Florida’s massive shipping industry, creating a difficult political choice for lawmakers in a state with over 1 million Puerto Rican residents.
As Colombia enters a new era of peace after a half century of war, agribusiness in the country promises to lift residents of the South American country out of longstanding poverty. Connecting agriculture companies with points of entry such as Port Manatee are one step in growing the agribusiness industry in Colombia.
Founded in 2014, the International Trade Hub at Port Manatee is providing advice and support in assisting numerous firms with production, distribution and related activities, including development of inventive supply chain approaches.
After Gov. Rick Scott threatened to financially cut off Florida ports that do business with Cuba, Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale cancelled plans to sign Cuba agreement but will meet with Cuba delegation.