Nationwide Survey Shows Need for Critical Infrastructure Investments

Marinelink.com
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Jay Timmons, NAM President and CEO, discusses infrastructure survey results at the Port of Philadelphia. Also pictured, Port of Philadelphia Executive Director James McDermott (Left) and BAF Co-Chair and Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (Right). Please credit National Association of Manufacturers/David Bohrer.

Majority Say U.S. Infrastructure in Poor Condition and Hurting Competitiveness

 

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons joined today with Building America’s Future (BAF) Co-Chair and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell to unveil a new survey that highlights manufacturers’ concerns about America’s roads and bridges, transit and aviation systems and ports.
 

According to the survey of more than 400 manufacturers, a majority believe American infrastructure is in fair or poor shape, while roads in particular are getting worse. There is strong agreement among participants that U.S. infrastructure is not positioned to respond to the competitive demands of a growing economy.


“This survey clearly demonstrates that our nation’s approach to investing in infrastructure is not improving at a pace to keep up with the growing needs of manufacturers and that the United States risks falling behind,” said Timmons. “Our outdated roads, ports and inland waterways are in desperate need of repair and continue to add costs and complications as manufacturers move their products to market. The good news is that Congress and the President have a chance right now to address the neglect of our infrastructure and ensure that manufacturing in the United States remains competitive. Manufacturers are counting on Congress to fulfill its well-established responsibility of facilitating commerce in the United States by passing legislation that helps fund ports, inland waterways and other key water resource projects.”


“Improving our ports, highways, and bridges is essentially an economic driver. Modernized ports and transportation systems enable American manufacturers and businesses to export their goods to countries around the world, which strengthens our economy here at home,” said Governor Rendell.  “I hope leaders in Washington seize the opportunity to make the significant investments our country really needs to stay competitive in the global economy, or we risk falling further behind our competitors. There is no better time to invest in America’s future.”


The unique partnership between the NAM and BAF is made possible by their strong commitment to addressing this nation’s infrastructure needs to ensure the United States remains globally competitive.

Maritime Reporter August 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Greek Warship Evacuates Libya Personnel

Greece safely evacuated embassy staff and more than one hundred Chinese and European nationals from Libya early on Friday with a navy frigate sailing back to the Greek port of Piraeus,

“K” Line and Ports America Deal on Strategic Partnership

KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” Line) is pleased to announce that “K” Line and Ports America have agreed to form a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing

1H 2014 Profits of Port of Tallinn Up 16%

Port of Tallinn earned an unaudited half-year net profit of 20.2 million euros with company’s turnover reaching 59 million euros. Compared to last year the turnover

News

Dan-Bunkering Restructures for Expansion

Bunker trading company A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. introduced a new organizational structure effective August 1, 2014. The company said the move was made to maintain its position,

Langh Ship Scrubber Receives Class Approval

Langh Ship received on July 17, 2014 final class approval from Germanischer Lloyd for its exhaust gas cleaning system on m/s Laura, a 1996-built a 6,500 DWT general

ESS Lands Second Contract with Dolphin Drilling

ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group, has won a new, three-year contract, worth £10.5 million, to provide hotel and catering services to Dolphin Drilling Ltd.

Government Update

Kurdish Crude Oil Tankships: End-Game Still in Doubt

After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good. Seemingly

MNZ Opens New Office in Port Taranaki

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) informs that for the first time in 5 years it has a permanent presence in New Plymouth on the opening of a new office at Port Taranaki

US DOE Approves Oregon LNG Export Project

The U.S. Energy Department said on Thursday it has approved Oregon LNG to export liquefied natural gas, as the Obama administration works through applications to

Logistics

New Tolls Structure at Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority has advised that a new tolls structure will be introduced when the expanded Canal opens. The proposal the Authority plans to present

Matson Reports Solid Q2 2014 Results, Dividend Increased

Leading U.S. carrier in the PacificMatson, Inc. reported net income of $18.1 million or $0.42 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared with $20.

Tuco Marine Sells First ProZero Fast Workboat

Tuco Marine Group says that it has sold its first boat shortly after the launch of ProZero, the new range of boats for the professional market. The vessel was sold

Surveyors

ABS President Wiernicki Signs New MARAD Agreement

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) informs that it has entered into a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) establishing the policies and procedures regarding the

Rosneft Starts Up Field Work in the Kara Sea

On July 24 this year, research vessel Geolog Dmitry Nalivkin sailed from Kirkenes (Norway) to the Kara Sea. In the next three months 2D seismic survey, will

 
 
Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2564 sec (4 req/sec)