These ports could become much more important in the near future, as labor negotiations threaten to disrupt operations at Los Angeles/Long Beach.
According to a container-industry analyst, it’s ‘objectively false’ that a shipping reform bill will fix supply chains.
The U.S. is well-suited to make supply-chain improvements, but they are not inevitable. Making them happen will be America’s challenge over the next decade.
With our economic health faltering, now would be an inopportune — indeed, inexplicable — moment to ratchet prices higher still.
If the ILWU gets its way in opposing more automation, these negotiations will be a huge missed opportunity to make long-term improvements to our West Coast ports.
A U.S. Commerce Department investigation has effectively halted most solar-panel imports, delaying solar projects all over the country.
The Amish produce top-quality furniture with craftsmanship deeply rooted in their traditional way of life, and even they rely on global supply chains.