Biden invests billions in modernization of US ports

The Biden administration has launched a plan to modernize freight infrastructure in the country's underfunded ports. The actions include an unprecedented USD 17 billion investment that will generate well-paid jobs.

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US President Joe Biden has announced a USD 17 billion plan to alleviate port congestion and freight issues in the country's ports and waterways, outlined in a new set of immediate and short-term actions.

In the short term, USD 240 million will be funneled into modernization of the nation's ports, marine highways and freight networks.

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