Biden calls for ocean shipping reforms

Despite port congestion in 2021, Ocean carriers made huge profits that are estimated to drive up consumer prices by 1 percent this year, said the White House on Monday. "The president is calling on Congress to pass robust reforms to the ocean shipping industry, including reforms that address the current antitrust immunity for ocean shipping alliances."

White House is working ‘from both ends’ to resolve ag export disruptions

The Biden administration is employing a multi-pronged strategy to speed agricultural exports through congested ports, and a project in Oakland is one piece of it, said White House port envoy John Porcari on Monday. The government will pay part of the cost for a 25-acre "pop up" site near the port that will be dedicated to loading farm exports into scarce containers.