Florida ports could hold key to solving nation's shipping logjams, Gov. DeSantis says

In Florida, he said, leaders have long been committed to reliable, modern and accessible port facilities.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The state of Florida can help alleviate logjams at ports nationwide, Gov. Ron DeSantis said during a news conference at the Jacksonville Port Authority Tuesday.

The governor referenced empty store shelves and cargo ships that cannot dock due to supply chain issues across the country. That has led to an increase in food costs and gas prices, DeSantis said.


But in Florida, he said, leaders have long been committed to reliable, modern and accessible port facilities.

"We've allocated almost a billion dollars to over 70 Florida seaport projects," since he took office, the governor said. "These are approaches that have made us really, really strong."


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