Navigating the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by William D. Friedman, President & Chief Executive Officer, and Dave Gutheil, Chief Commercial Officer. Together, they discuss the health and wealth of our region and how the Port is combatting the COVID-19 crisis, keeping stakeholders safe, and driving economic development for Cleveland.

Together, Friedman and Gutheil share their predictions for the 2020 shipping season, what the future may hold when the manufacturing industry ramps up again and the larger, more critical role the Port of Cleveland will have in keeping the global supply chain moving.

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