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Need for Better Data Still Consensus as Maritime Data Initiative Meetings End

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...

Tension Mixed with Optimism as 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...

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...

Stakeholders Say Real-Time Data Needed to Solve Supply Chain Inefficiencies

The need for timely accurate data to increase efficiency within the supply chain was a recurring theme in stakeholder comments during the February meetings...

Stakeholders Look to Data Harmonization to Solve Global Supply Chain Issues

The need to standardize data to solve global supply chain issues has been a consistent theme at meetings to date of a maritime data...

State Gains Funds from Federal Infrastructure Bill

The federal infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden this week will provide much-needed funding to help California improve its roads, bridges and ports. Much...

Federal Recommendations Keep Focus on Modernizing U.S. Ports, Waterways

Last week, the Biden-Harris administration released a plan to help federal agencies gear up to implement the federal infrastructure bill quickly. The White House said...

CalChamber: Practical Steps to Ease Supply Chain Crisis

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

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...

Commissioner Offers Insights into Factors Affecting Congestion at U.S. Ports

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....

California District Export Councils Urge Action to Relieve Port Congestion

The many difficulties facing California exporters, particularly the shipping problems caused by port congestion, were the focus of a virtual meeting hosted by the...

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...

CalChamber Blog on Canada Border Tour Shares Insights on Security, Trade Logistics

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

CalChamber, Broad Business Coalition Support Federal Ports Legislation

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a large coalition to ensure that port disruptions due to labor contract negotiations do not have a...

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,...