The supply chain crisis in America is intensifying over the last several weeks as cargo ships holding products are stranded offshore.
Instead of the Biden administration springing to action to ensure that these ships are docked at ports so they can be unloaded with precious goods, sleepy Joe is nowhere to be found. The backlog of container ships is continuing to be a massive issue at California and New York ports, while Transportation Security Pete Buttigieg is enjoying a 2-month paternity leave.
Check this out:
.@JoeBiden’s supply chain crisis now hits a new record off the Southern California coast as the number of ships waiting in a backlog hits triple digits. Americans, Californians and our struggling economy deserve better.https://t.co/zHHsxDB2mx
— Jessica Millan Patterson (@millanpatterson) October 20, 2021
A Los Angeles neighborhood just outside the nation's busiest port complex has become a perpetual traffic jam, with trucks hauling cargo containers backed up day and night as workers try to break through an unprecedented backlog of ships waiting to unload. https://t.co/RqAdrl4K1q
— BakersfieldNow (@bakersfieldnow) October 21, 2021
There were 103 container ships at Los Angeles/Long Beach terminals or waiting offshore on Wednesday, an all-time high.
If anyone is telling you the supply chain crisis is getting better, they are full of it
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) October 21, 2021
Not my photos, but these are the shelves of my local grocery store in Western New York. Americans everywhere are feeling the effects of Biden’s inflation & supply chain crisis.
— Natalie Baldassarre (@N_Baldassarre) October 19, 2021
Our Safeway appears to be trying to hide the supply shortage by using single lines of products to fill shelves. Leading to this: pic.twitter.com/CDXR67FYRu
— Ashe Short (@AsheSchow) October 21, 2021
When pressed about the issue, Press Secretary Psaki danced around the question:
REPORTER: "Given the seriousness of the supply chain crisis…wouldn't it be wise for the Secretary (Buttigieg) to…come back to work?"
PSAKI: "I think what you're getting at here is this question of whether men, parents, women, should have paternity and maternity leave." pic.twitter.com/WDZdf9YJoN
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 19, 2021
However, just as things are looking dire, Florida governor, Ron DeSantis has sprung into action.
DeSantis has announced Florida ports are open to ease the crisis.
BREAKING: Gov. @RonDeSantisFL announces that Florida’s ports are open and will step up to ease the backlog of ships in NY and California contributing to the supply chain crisis. pic.twitter.com/zbCOdCV5Vv
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 19, 2021
DeSantis stated Jaxport and Port Everglades can handle the ships backlogged at other ports.
— SgtPepper1964 (@SPepper1964) October 21, 2021
Governor DeSantis to the shipping businesses:
“Come to Florida. We can end the supply chain issues. We will cut the red tape. We will work with our ports!”
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) October 18, 2021
Will Ron DeSantis Save Christmas?
“Florida is open for business, and we are the solution to help resolve the global supply chain crisis."https://t.co/iSGl06rpdD
— coco1439 (@coco14391) October 13, 2021
Florida’s ports are open for biz to help get goods back on shelves & mitigate Biden’s crippling supply chain crisis that’s hurting FL families. I encourage all shipping companies to avoid California's backed up ports & come anchor in the Sunshine State! https://t.co/xRQ1kHdwhO
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) October 18, 2021
Open for business! Florida ports have capacity and always run 24/7. Container ships have a place to unload cargo quickly and efficiently. https://t.co/bulqnGVuGc
— Helen Aguirre Ferré (@helenaguirrefer) October 22, 2021
And it appears some ships have already been re-routed to Florida.
We have already seen ships re-route to Florida and look forward to accommodating even more.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) October 19, 2021
Local 10 reported:
To help with supply chain jams, the Florida Ports Council is asking shipping companies to avoid the snarls in California, use the Panama Canal and come to the Sunshine State.
President Joe Biden said Wednesday the Port of Los Angeles will move to 24/7 service as the Port of Long Beach already has and FedEx and UPS will increase overnight operations.
US Coast Guard Cmdr. Stephen Bor said cargo ships are back up along the shore and it looks like “a cell phone waiting lot” in the Pacific Ocean.
“There are more ships than there are parking spots,” Bor said.
Mike Rubin, the Florida Ports Council’s president and chief executive officer, said the 7-day Panama Canal voyage to Florida will help shipping companies avoid moorage fees to anchor ships. Jonathan Daniels, the chief executive and director of Port Everglades, likes the idea.
The Post Millennial provided details on the number of containers heading to Florida ports:
DeSantis made the announcement when he stopped at JaxPort on Tuesday morning. JaxPort is stepping up to offer incentives to businesses that want to move cargo through the port. A European-based container shipping company is rerouting to JaxPort, set to bring in 1,000 more containers a week, DeSantis said.
The one container ship supplier deciding to utilize Jaxport in Jacksonville, Florida, for its US unloading destination highlights the incentive package that could potentially invite more seafaring customers to The Sunshine State.
DeSantis mentioned that Port Everglades is receiving nearly 7,000 containers from a ship over this past weekend, and another ship from India is slated to arrive soon to the Florida port with more than 9,000 containers.
“We in Florida have the ability to help alleviate the logjams and help ameliorate the problems with the supply chain,” DeSantis said. “Part of it is because we’ve long been committed to reliable, modern and accessible port facilities…”
DeSantis noted that Florida’s ports already operate 24 hours a day.
While Biden is nowhere to be found, DeSantis is showing the world how you fix things.
Move over, Joe it is time to let the adults take over.