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Washington, D.C. – Supply Chain problems that have plagued the United States the past two years have been gaining strong support and action toward new investment in not only Port & Infrastructure but that of the new Trucking Action Plan and “FLOW“, Freight Logistics Optimization Works.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg currently serves as the 19th Secretary of Transportation and was sworn in on February 3, 2021 – during the hieght of supply chain disruptions and infrastructure investment planning. Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been tasked as America’s representative to handle such port, supply chain and transportation problems.
White House & U.S. D.O.T. Appoint New Supply Chain Envoy
Friday the White House announced new leadership changes to tackle such disruptions in the United States. The pandemic and geo-political problems have plagued the U.S. and other Nations around the world for two years.
Retired former Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command (Dept. Of Defense), Stephen R. Lyons, will be returning to be the new Port and Supply Chain Envoy – part of the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force.
General Stephen R. Lyons ran command starting August 24, 2018, becoming the 13th commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), before retiring.
The retired General will take over the position of John D. Porcari who was appointed August 27, 2021 after just short of a year.
“Envoy John Porcari has done a tremendous job addressing challenges at every stage of the supply chain, and goods have moved more quickly and affordably because of his actions”
“Global supply chains will remain fragile as long as the pandemic continues to disrupt ports and factories around the world, and a lot of work remains to reduce shipping delays and costs for American families. We are grateful that General Lyons, formerly commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, will now take on the role of Ports and Supply Chain Envoy, working across every level of government, labor, and industry to strengthen America’s supply chains.”
-Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
General Lyons will work with the White House National Economic Council (NEC), in addition to the U.S. businesses across the nation in Rail, Ports, Trucking and other logistics and supply chain resources. The goal of the collaboration is to streamline the supply chain and value engineer better ways to address bottlenecks and get goods to families and businesses faster.
“The Biden-Harris Administration has made tremendous progress on addressing the supply chain disruptions we’ve seen as we recover from the pandemic”
“I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and continuing to engage industry, labor, and port stakeholders to improve the fluidity of our supply chains, cut down on shipping costs, and ultimately save money for the American people.”
–Retired General Lyons, Ports and Supply Chain Envoy to the Biden-Harris Administration’s Task Force
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