Tag: Ports

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California Transportation Agency Calls for Projects to Upgrade Port Infrastructure

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) yesterday issued final guidelines and a call for projects for $1.2 billion in one-time state funding for port...
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U.S. Port Backups Are Extending Into Freight Rail Supply Chains

Port bottlenecks that have tied up U.S. supply chains are spreading from the docks to the country’s freight rail networks, raising costs and adding...

Virtual Summit Reviews Initial Findings of Maritime Data Initiative Meetings

Initial findings from five months of weekly virtual meetings with maritime and intermodal stakeholders were presented on June 1 at a virtual summit of...
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Federal Maritime Data Initiative Meetings Conclude; Continued Consensus on Need for Better Data

The need for real-time data within the supply chain remained in the spotlight as the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Maritime Data Initiative meetings concluded...

Business Awaits Upcoming Port Worker Negotiations

Major port congestion and the global supply chain have made headlines frequently over the past two years. With labor talks set to begin May...
Supply Chain Data

Reliable Data Crucial to Efficiency, Preventing Supply Chain Bottlenecks

The March meetings of the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) Maritime Data Initiative maintained the focus of previous sessions on data reliability and the consequences...

Governor Takes Additional Steps to Help Ease Port Congestion Consistent with CalChamber Letter

Governor Gavin Newsom announced last week actions the state will take to ease port congestion that are consistent with some of the requests outlined...
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CalChamber Offers Practical Steps to Address Supply Chain Crisis

In a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom and members of the California Legislature, the California Chamber of Commerce offered a series of practical steps...

Governor’s Actions Aim to Tackle Port Congestion

Easing port congestion was the focus of an executive order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week and a federal partnership announced this week. The executive...
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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Help Tackle Port Congestion

Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order yesterday that directs state agencies to develop longer-term proposals that support port operations and goods movement for...

Commissioner Carl Bentzel Discusses State of US Ports at International Forum

The commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, Carl Bentzel, joined the California Chamber of Commerce on October 5 to discuss the state of U.S....

Secretary Ross Joins CalChamber to Talk on Importance of Food, Ag to State’s Economy

California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross joined the California Chamber of Commerce last week to speak on important issues facing the...

New CalChamber Blog Shares Insights on Canada Border Tour

California Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Affairs Susanne Stirling joined private and public sector leaders from around the United States, and Canadian...

CalChamber, Coalition Support Move Toward Improving Operating Efficiencies at U.S. Ports

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition of U.S. businesses and industries are urging ranking members of Congress to support information gathering...

CalChamber, Broad Business Coalition Support Federal Ports Legislation

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a large coalition of manufacturers, farmers and agribusinesses, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, distributors, and transportation and logistics...

Economic Advisory Council: California Economy Maintains Momentum as Ports Bounce Back, Tax Revenues Surge

California’s economy appears to be maintaining strong momentum through the first few months of 2015, even though the state’s economy continues to be  impacted...

Port Slowdown Highlights Need for Passage of Trade Promotion Authority​​​​

The recent port slowdown made headlines across the country and is estimated to have cost the national economy about $2 billion a day. And, no...

Ports Increasingly Bustling Again After Tentative Labor Deal​

The seaports of the West Coast went from lagging to bustling over the weekend, a process that is expected to accelerate Monday in the...

California U.S. Senators Send Letter Urging Resolution to Port Dispute​

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein yesterday sent a letter to the presidents of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)  and Pacific...

Businesses Voice Concerns About Impact While Port Worker Contract Talks Drag On​​​​​​

The many businesses that depend directly on efficient goods movement through West Coast ports are anxiously awaiting the successful completion of negotiations for a...