Florida ports say they can solve Pacific shipping woes, product shortages
A traffic jam of cargo vessels in the Pacific Ocean is causing shortages that could impact deliveries to the United States for the holiday season. Already, it’s caused a delay in everyday items at grocery stores and retail shops.
But the Sunshine State thinks it can solve California’s shipping slowdown.
This week, the Florida Ports Council tweeted, “Don’t let the cargo shipping logjam in California be the Grinch that stole Christmas… save time and money by choosing Florida shipping lanes.”
“We think we can provide right now, certainly with a better, faster, and cheaper way to move product through several areas of the United States,” the council’s CEO Michael Rubin said. “California ports just don’t have the capacity to bring it all in. It’s going to sit off the coast for weeks to a month, and then get loaded and be stuck port-side as well.”
Fox 13 Tampa Bay