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Secretary Buttigieg Praises Port Efforts on Supply Chain

January 12, 2022


Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg during a Jan. 11 tour of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach lauded the efforts that have kept freight moving through the facilities amid crushing backlogs, but said much work remains to prepare ports, roads and bridges for challenges that lie ahead.

“As long as the pandemic persists — as long as we are making up for decades of past disinvestment — we are going to see impacts on shipping times and shipping cost,” Buttigieg said during a press conference at the Port of Long Beach. “When there is an issue affecting ports here, you will feel it as far away as my Indiana hometown,” added Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind.

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