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Readout of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby Call with Maritime Industry Leaders

Today, Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao joined Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby in a call with CEOs, Presidents and other senior officials of the maritime industry. During the call, Secretary Chao voiced her support for the Maritime Industry and the challenges they face at this time. Secretary Chao and Administrator Buzby briefed maritime industry partners on Departmental activities concerning COVID-19 and provided industry leaders the opportunity to share their insights, questions and concerns with the Secretary, DOT, MARAD and other Government Interagency Partners. Topics discussed included the overall status of maritime industry operations, including personnel (staff/contractors), any disruptions, and its impact on the cargo movement in the U.S. and overseas. 

Updated: Thursday, April 2, 2020