California governor signs order to tackle container congestion

California Governor Gavin Newsom signs an executive order to alleviate delays and congestion in US West Coast ports.

Photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

California Governor Gavin Newsom signs an executive order directing state agencies to identify additional ways to alleviate congestion and supply chain issues in California container ports.

The ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach are among the worst hit container ports in the global supply chains, marked by major delays and ships waiting in line to dock and unload. With the executive order, Gavin Newsom hopes to be able to ease the pressure in global supply chains from ports on the California coast.

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