The United States government has announced more than USD653 million in ports funding to ensure the country’s supply chain is more resilient to any future shocks.
The global pandemic put global supply chains under enormous pressure, driving up prices and causing delivery delays.
“Everything from the food we eat to the cars we drive to the lumber and steel used to build our homes passes through America's ports, making them some of the most critical links in our nation’s supply chain,” says U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.
“These investments will help expand capacity and speed up the movement of goods through our ports, contributing to cleaner air and more good-paying jobs as we go.”
The funding included more than USD172.8 million to expand capacity at 26 small ports.
Ports to receive government funding under the package include:
- Cold Bay, Alaska - USD43.4 million
- Long Beach, California – USD52.6 million
- Newark, New Jersey – USD32 million
- Wabasha, Minnesota – USD25 million
- Wilmington, North Carolina – USD50 million
- Tacoma, Washington – USD54.2 million
- Freeport, Texas – USD16 million
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin – USD9.3 million
- Blencoe, Iowa – USD10.3 million
- New Bedford, Massachusetts – USD24.4 million
- Fort Smith, Arkansas – USD15.1 million
- Kawaihae Harbour, Hawaii – USD23.5 million
- St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands – USD22.4 million
- Baltimore, Maryland – USD47.4 million
- Astoria, Oregon – USD25.3 million