Gov. Newsom signs executive order to address supply chain gridlock

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Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday directing state agencies to reduce congestion at California shipping ports.

The executive order advises various departments to prioritize working with the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force to address state, national, and global supply chain challenges. Additionally, it instructs state agencies to create a long-term solution that bolsters port operations, including infrastructure improvements and workforce development.

“California’s ports are critical to our local, state and national economies and the state is taking action to support goods movement in the face of global disruptions,” Governor Newsom said in a statement. “My administration will continue to work with federal, state, labor and industry partners on innovative solutions to tackle immediate challenges while also bringing our distribution processes into the 21st century.”

Earlier this year, California launched its Supply Chain Success Initiative to address the supply chain holdup now crippling stores across the country.

Last week, President Biden announced a deal for the Port of Los Angeles to operate 24 hours a day for the near future, hoping to speed up deliveries of consumer goods. The port has not yet begun its non-stop operation, but residents nearby have reported a concerning uptick in big-rig traffic through nearby neighborhoods.

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