Maritime leaders detail US pandemic concerns before Congress
Mario Cordero, chairman of the board of the American Association of Port Authorities, told the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation subcommittee that the pandemic caused ‘one of the most erratic and volatile years in terms of container volume’
Lauren K Brand, president of the National Association of Waterfront Employers, underlined the need for prioritisation of vaccinations for those working on the waterfront to keep freight moving. ‘We respectfully request you instruct the Center for Disease Control to recognise ports as viable inoculation sites for transportation workers’, she told legislators
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