Federal proposal may hit economies of U.S. ports

02/11/2008 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

A proposal by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection requiring foreign-flagged cruise ships departing from an American port to spend more time in foreign ports than in the past is expected to have a major impact on some U.S. ports. The rule change is aimed at helping Hawaiian-based American-flagged cruise ships, but critics say it will financially hamper mainland ports.

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