State Pier could become hub for smaller cargo ships, says federal maritime head

21 Aug 2018

Maritime Industry

The head of the federal Maritime Administration made a short visit to State Pier on Monday, saying the city's deepwater port could be a hub for smaller shippers as "gateway ports" such as New York focus on container ships.

Retired Navy Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, who was appointed by President Donald Trump to be the federal Maritime Administrator and sworn in on Aug. 8, 2017, stopped at the state-owned facility as part of a visit to southeastern Connecticut with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District.

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