Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Direct maritime shipments resume between Miami and Havana for first time in 50 years
Direct maritime shipments from Miami to Cuba reportedly resumed last week for the first time in a half-century.
With licenses in hand from the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control and the U.S. Commerce Department, the International Port Corp.'s Ana Ceilia called into Havana Harbor on Friday with cargoes from charitable organizations, religious groups, families, and friends.
There have been other specially authorized humanitarian shipments departing U.S. ports for Cuba amid the five-decade-old American embargo on the Caribbean nation, but the new weekly service from Miami to Havana is a first since before the embargo.
For the full Miami Herald story: miamiherald.com
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