Organizations Urge Governor to Address California’s Declining Port Market Share

A broad coalition of trade associations sent a letter urging Gov. Newsom and the California Legislature to take action to prevent continued loss of California’s port market share.

The group notes the West Coast ports’ market share has declined 19.4% since 2006.

To address the major causes of the market share loss, the letter proposes promoting California ports, meeting the challenge from East and Gulf Coast states’ ports, evaluating current state and regional regulations, and reconciling state laws encouraging environmental and efficiency mandates with the need to retrain workers.

This article comes from USDA’s Aug. 6, 2020 Grain Transportation Report.

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