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EMTC Makes the News: White House to ocean carriers: Take more ag exports … or else

Fri, December 17, 2021 7:43 PM | Anonymous

American Shipper posted a new article by Eric Kulisch, Air Cargo Editor:

"The Biden administration on Friday again urged global ocean carriers to accept more export freight and restore service at underutilized West Coast ports to ease supply chain constraints and give U.S. agriculture companies a fair chance to sell their goods in overseas markets. The request signals that the White House will remain focused on trying to tighten regulation of the industry next year."

EMTC CEO, Marianne Rowden, was quoted in the article:

The joint letter “tells me that the administration is really feeling the heat from farmers and ranchers, who are now more dependent on foreign markets for profitability,” Marianne Rowden, CEO of the E-Merchants Trade Council and former head of the American Association of Exporters and Importers, said in an email. “The only way I could see the administration making a difference is by ordering these carriers to other West Coast ports through the Coast Guard denying them access to the Port of LA/Long Beach and saying that idling the ships off the coast is a national security risk.”

See the full article on the FreightWaves American Shipper website or download here.

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