Wednesday, May 06, 2015
At least four Florida companies approved by the U.S. for ferry service to Cuba
May 5, 2015
For the first time in five decades, the U.S. is allowing ferry service between Florida and Cuba.
At least four companies said they were notified Tuesday of approvals by the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, the first since Washington imposed a trade embargo on Cuba.
Licensed were Havana Ferry Partners of Fort Lauderdale, Baja Ferries of Miami, United Caribbean Lines Florida of Greater Orlando and Airline Brokers Co. of Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
A Treasury spokeswoman confirmed approval of ferry licenses but would not say how many were approved. Cuba also must approve the operations.
En Español: Estados Unidos autoriza el transporte de pasajeros en ferri a Cuba ~ (Elpais.es)
Cubadebate: EEUU concede licencias para servicio de ferry de pasajeros a Cuba a cuatro compañías floridanas
JG: I hope the prices are reasonable. The current $600.00 round trip air-fares from Miami are a huge capitalist ripoff.