News ID: 72496 |
Publish Date: 10:44 - 21 February 2017

Mississippi Ports, Cuba Sign Agreements

The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state looking on, despite concerns President Donald Trump might backtrack on improved relations.

Mississippi Ports, Cuba Sign Agreements
According to MANA, “There is great potential for business between these ports and Cuba due to the geographical proximity and the excellent fluvial and maritime ways Mississippi has,” state-run media quoted Maria de la Luz B'Hamel, director of commercial policy with the United States at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment, as saying.
Port authorities along the U.S. southern coast are strong proponents of increased trade and travel with Cuba, and some have expressed interest in using Mariel, located on the northwest coast of Cuba, as a transshipment hub.
Similar agreements were signed last month with Virginia, Louisiana and Alabama.
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