The Marine Exchange of Southern California informó 144 ships in Southern California’s San Pedro Bay last week, 85 de los cuales estaban esperando a que se descargara la luz verde, de acuerdo a the Los Angeles Business Journal. Ports from Seattle to Savannah, Georgia., have reported growing congestion as well.
Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., best known for his 2020 run for the presidency, has largely stayed silent.
“La historia” anchor Martha MacCallum said Buttigieg’s department referred her to a July 15 virtual roundtable on the work being done. She noted on “Domingo por la noche en América” how shipping falls under the Transportation Department’s purview.
“I don’t hear him talking about this, and I don’t hear the media asking him – the mainstream media, the D.C. media – quizzing him on this very much,” host Trey Gowdy told her.
A declaración from the July meeting said the Biden administration believed the supply chain disruptions would be “transitory.”
“Participants identified multiple factors contributing to the congestion at the San Pedro Bay ports, but agreed that the situation is critical and committed to identifying and working toward solutions to increase throughput at the port in an environmentally sensitive way,” la declaración leída.
Several culprits could be to blame for congestion prior to the holiday season, including supply chain disruptions due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, analysts have said. The Transportation Department also blamed America’s “neglected” infraestructura, calling for billions of dollars in additional investment in the nation’s ports.
Fox News’ Michael Garrity contributed to this report.