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Gov. DeSantis promotes Florida ports in bid to alleviate supply chain issues


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With the White House saying incremental progress has been made in alleviating the bottleneck in the global supply chain, Gov. Ron DeSantis took another swipe Tuesday at the Biden administration as he pitched using Florida ports for cargo ships logjammed in California.

"We're here. We have capacity," DeSantis said of Florida's 15 ports and related transportation infrastructure during an appearance at Jacksonville's JAXPORT.

DeSantis, who has made a hallmark of challenging the White House on a variety of issues, highlighted state spending on roads, ports, rail infrastructure and workforce training during Tuesday's appearance, along with touting incentives packages offered by state ports to try to entice shipping companies to reroute operations.