DeSantis Offers Florida Ports to Alleviate Supply Chain Pinch

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the ports successful his authorities tin enactment arsenic portion of a solution to ongoing supply chain issues.

“So we person capableness astatine each of our ports … We’ve got capacity, and each of our ports tin connection these businesses bully incentives if they reroute their ships,” helium said during an interrogation with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. “We’ve already had immoderate ships rerouted. We expect to person more, but if you’re going to beryllium disconnected the seashore for days connected end, you mightiness arsenic good conscionable bring it to Florida. We’ve got large logistics connected the crushed that tin get it to market.”

“I deliberation Florida tin beryllium portion of the solution here,” helium added.

Unlike California, ports successful Florida are ever operated with 24/7 service, helium said.

Epoch Times Photo Cargo ships beryllium backlogged extracurricular the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., connected Jan. 12, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Clogged ports and planetary shortages of semiconductors and different cardinal components person unopen factories, crimped economical growth, and pushed proviso concatenation concerns to the apical of the to-do database for economical policymakers.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said successful Brussels connected Thursday that proviso disruptions are a “huge concern” particularly successful the abbreviated word wherever they are “affecting mundane people’s lives.”

Much of the existent occupation is simply a mismatch of beardown pent-up request for goods fueled by coronavirus assistance checks and savings built up during pandemic lockdowns against supplies constrained by accumulation shutdowns, dwindling inventories, and shortages of workers.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen described the improvement arsenic a “very, precise antithetic shock” that shifted spending distant from services specified arsenic travel, lodging, and restaurants.

“Instead, we’ve been gobbling up goods and commodities similar we’ve ne'er seen before,” Yellen told MSNBC successful an interrogation that aired connected Wednesday.

Epoch Times Photo Cargo ships beryllium backlogged extracurricular the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., connected Jan. 12, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

To alleviate the backlog astatine the ports, California precocious started a 24/7 aviator program. White House property caput Jen Psaki told reporters earlier this week that Union Pacific Railroad, the second-largest railroad relation successful the United States, would service the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with 24/7 service.

The Long Beach larboard has activated a 65-acre vacant country wrong the larboard analyzable to mitigate the proviso concatenation issues, Long Beach Port Deputy Executive Director Noel Hacegaba told The Epoch Times.

The newly-mobilized onshore volition service arsenic a impermanent staging tract for containers that person yet to beryllium picked up by trucks.

However, Hacegaba said the backlogs astatine California ports volition apt past until adjacent summertime arsenic a grounds fig of instrumentality ships proceed to arrive.

Reuters, Jack Phillips, and Drew Van Voorhis contributed to the article.

Allen Zhong


Allen Zhong is simply a long-time writer and newsman for The Epoch Times. He joined the Epoch Media Group successful 2012. His main absorption is connected U.S. politics.