California signs executive order to address supply chain issues

October 27, 2021 Maritime Safety News

The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, signed an executive order directing state agencies to find ways to address congestion at the state’s ports.

According to the executive order, state agencies should continue coordinating with the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force to mitigate state, national and global supply chain challenges.

It also requires the Department of Finance to work with state agencies to establish longer-term solutions in order to support port operations and goods movement.

Furthermore, it charges state agencies with identifying state-owned, along with private and federally owned, properties that could be available to address short-term storage needs.