Tag Archives: supply chain issues

Department of Transportation announces $241 million in grants for American ports

The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announced the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).  “U.S. maritime ports play a critical role in our supply chains,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. “These ...

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White House report supports key priority for recreational boating industry

The White House released an updated report, Recent Progress at Our Ports: Moving Cargo and Filling Shelves, which tracks how well the nation’s transportation and logistics supply chain is handling the increase in demand for goods as we recover from the pandemic.  The updated report supports the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 2021), a bipartisan bill sponsored by Representative ...

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Rochford Supply appoints Ken Horton OEM market development manager

Minnesota-based Rochford Supply announce that industry veteran Ken Horton has been appointed to the organization’s leadership team in the role of OEM Market Development Manager. He will lead Rochford Supply’s efforts to support OEM boat builders with fabric, upholstery, foam and supplies needed to reduce supply chain interruptions and accelerate their production of boats. “Ken joins Rochford Supply with decades of experience, ...

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White House addresses supply chain disruptions

U.S. recreational boat exports sharply down

The Biden administration convened business, shipping, and union leaders to discuss the challenges at ports across the country and around the world and actions each partner can take to address the delays and congestion across the transportation supply chain.  In the days to come, these groups will reportedly announce a series of public and private commitments to move more goods ...

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