New Seaports Report shows Florida’s ports poised for recovery in 2021 as fundamentals of cruise industry remain strong

The Florida Seaports Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) has released Seaport Mission Plan: Navigating Beyond the Pandemic, providing in-depth data on COVID-19’s impact, as well as forthcoming opportunities, for Florida’s 15 seaports.  Prepared by FSTED since 1990, this annual report provides data on cargo and cruise activities at Florida’s seaports, as well as updated international trade […]

U.S. Circuit Court reverses course on COVID-19 cruise ship regulations, lifting CDC’s safety measures– again

In what some observers are comparing to a game of ping-pong, things have changed again for the cruise industry in Florida. The same Eleventh Circuit panel that reinstated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus pandemic-related restrictions on the cruise industry on July 17, reversed course one week later, allowing a Florida federal judge’s […]

US. Senators battling CDC for cruise restart

A group of U.S. congressmen, supported by members of the cruise and tourism industries, are fighting back against the ongoing restrictions against cruising issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Tuesday, April 13, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced the Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements (CRUISE) […]