By RICHARD DANIELSON | Tampa Bay Times, Published March 22

Kelly Hendry, president of Hendry Marine Industries of Tampa, spoke Friday at a news conference at Port Tampa Bay in favor of preserving the Jones Act, a 99-year-old law aimed at strengthening America’s domestic shipping industry. Looking on were, from left, Kerri Seke of Overseas Shipholding Group, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, and state Rep. Jackie Toledo, R-Tampa.

TAMPA — There’s no question about the impact of shipping on the Tampa Bay area’s economy. It’s big: 9,520 jobs and $2 billion annually, according to a new report produced for the shipping industry by PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Continue Reading …

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