Cargo volume declines of 20-30%% predicted at most US ports

June 23, 2020 – Seatrade Maritime News recently interviewed Chris Connor, President and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), which represents ports all over the Americas.

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“Due to the pandemic, most big US ports will likely experience cargo volume declines of about 20% to 30%, while many smaller ones may experience much worse.” Mr. Connor said.

“Direct job losses at America’s seaports this year could reach 130,000. That’s 20% of the US maritime workforce, which, at full employment, supports an additional 30 million jobs nationwide,” he concluded.

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