California’s Executive Order to Alleviate Port Congestion

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on October 20th, 2021, effective immediately, directing state agencies to locate federal and private land for short-term container storage while identifying freight routes for trucks. The port of Los Angeles and Long Beach alone move roughly 35% of all containers in the United States, both imports and exports. The executive order comes after hundreds of cargo ships have been stuck off of the California coast in recent months, with as many as 65 ships at anchor, with an estimated 200,000 containers still stuck at sea, waiting to dock. The executive order also encompasses solutions for the driver shortage faced by many trucking companies around the nation. An article published by CNN reveals an in-depth look at California’s new plan to relieve its port congestion.

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