supply chain

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The Ocean Shipping Reform Act was signed into law. This bipartisan, bicameral bill aims to update our shipping laws to ensure the Federal Maritime Commission supports U.S. exports, promotes reciprocal trade practices and establishes fair practices for carriers. Rep. Kim cosponsored the House version of this bill, which would help …continue reading

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Across Orange County and Los Angeles waters, cargo ships are overpacked into ports, publicly displaying the backlog in transportation and clogged commerce across the world. Overall demand is significantly higher than the ability of production, leading to backlog and inflation. For example, a major break in transportation comes from the …continue reading

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Recently, I explored Emily Hibard’s grandfather’s business being forced to sell their old functional trucks to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations. With over 80 container ships sitting idly at the Los Angeles ports, the lack of trucks was one part of the problem. But there are many more government-created issues …continue reading

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California business and industry groups representing every part of the supply chain released the following response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order regarding the crisis in the goods movement sector: “While we support the governor’s response to this crisis, th Executive Order is a first of many steps in addressing …continue reading

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Amid global disruptions to the goods movement supply chain, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order directing state agencies to identify additional ways to alleviate congestion at California ports. The executive order builds on earlier efforts this year by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to ease …continue reading