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California GO-Biz official describes Newsom’s supply chain strategy
California is developing a supply chain strategy to help ports, trucking and the railroads, according to Trelynd Bradley, a Deputy Director with California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Bradley responded to a series of questions posed by AJOT explaining how California has developed a strategy to combat the supply chain crisis.
Waterway’s Carpenter says “There’s no room for sexual harassment…in the maritime industry”
Jennifer Carpenter, President, and CEO of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) said that there is a challenge recruiting more workers to operate inland waterway vessels and the inclusion of women is vital.
Terminal optimization key to lessening the impact of supply chain disruption
Congestion, congestion, congestion – maritime and intermodal operations have been blighted by the challenge for many months.
Port of Hueneme container business is up 51% and revenues rise 28% In 2022
The California Port of Hueneme reported a 28% increase in revenue and a 51% jump in loaded and empty volume in 2022, according to Kristin Decas, executive director, Port of Hueneme.
ILWU & PMA announce agreement on health benefits
In a positive sign that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are finding common ground, comes the July 26th announcement that the two sides “… have reached a tentative agreement on health benefits, subject to other issues in the negotiations.”
PMSA says California nut exports via California ports are rising
There’s a controversy over California nuts. Specifically, nuts exported through California ports. Are the export nut totals up or down? Are the nut exports being diverted to other ports as has been suggested by media reports?
Congressman Katko urges approval of $52 billion for U.S. semiconductor manufacturing
Republican Congressman John Katko has urged immediate action in authorizing a $52 billion federal investment in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing.
Harbor truckers say they will block Port of Oakland operations until California suspends AB 5
“AB 5 is taking our freedom away. This is supposed to be a free country.” Port of Oakland trucker
Oakland’s Wan says harbor trucker protest has shut down port operations & will result “in losses to competing ports”
Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland warned that a protest by harbor truckers that has shut down Port of Oakland terminal operations: “will damage all the businesses operating at the ports and cause California ports to further suffer market share losses to competing ports.”
From Supply Chain Emergencies to Supply Chain Resiliency
With the turmoil of the last few years, companies in every link of the supply chain went into crisis mode.

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