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Is Florida Solving the Supply Chain Crisis?


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For weeks, Americans can see the backlog of container ships at California and New York ports.

The calamity is causing a severe shortage of goods and Biden’s Administration continues to sleep at the wheel.

As hundreds of ships remain stranded off our coasts, Transportation Security Pete Buttigieg escaped on a 2-month paternity leave.

The supply chain crisis has only intensified with the lack of leadership from the Biden Administration.

When pressed about the issue, Press Secretary Psaki danced around the question:

With the backlog of container ships in California and New York, Governor DeSantis announced Florida ports are open to ease the crisis.

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DeSantis stated Jaxport and Port Everglades can handle the ships backlogged at other ports.

And it appears some ships have already re-routed to Florida.

Local 10 reported:

To help with supply chain jams, the Florida Ports Council is asking shipping companies to avoid the snarls in California, use the Panama Canal and come to the Sunshine State.

President Joe Biden said Wednesday the Port of Los Angeles will move to 24/7 service as the Port of Long Beach already has and FedEx and UPS will increase overnight operations.

US Coast Guard Cmdr. Stephen Bor said cargo ships are back up along the shore and it looks like “a cell phone waiting lot” in the Pacific Ocean.

“There are more ships than there are parking spots,” Bor said.

Mike Rubin, the Florida Ports Council’s president and chief executive officer, said the 7-day Panama Canal voyage to Florida will help shipping companies avoid moorage fees to anchor ships. Jonathan Daniels, the chief executive and director of Port Everglades, likes the idea.

The Post Millennial provided details on the number of containers heading to Florida ports:

DeSantis made the announcement when he stopped at JaxPort on Tuesday morning. JaxPort is stepping up to offer incentives to businesses that want to move cargo through the port. A European-based container shipping company is rerouting to JaxPort, set to bring in 1,000 more containers a week, DeSantis said.

The one container ship supplier deciding to utilize Jaxport in Jacksonville, Florida, for its US unloading destination highlights the incentive package that could potentially invite more seafaring customers to The Sunshine State.

DeSantis mentioned that Port Everglades is receiving nearly 7,000 containers from a ship over this past weekend, and another ship from India is slated to arrive soon to the Florida port with more than 9,000 containers.

“We in Florida have the ability to help alleviate the logjams and help ameliorate the problems with the supply chain,” DeSantis said. “Part of it is because we’ve long been committed to reliable, modern and accessible port facilities…”

DeSantis noted that Florida’s ports already operate 24 hours a day.

We’ve heard nothing but excuses from the Biden Administration about the actions to resolve the backlog of container ships.

But Governor DeSantis has prepared Florida to fill the void where other states continue letting the crisis unfold heading into the winter.



 

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