The California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 316 (AB 316) on May 31, 2023. The bill will now head to the state Senate, and if passed, it will go to Gov. Gavin Newsom to be signed into law.
The widespread port congestion that has plagued the West Coast is dissipating at a steady rate. But the impact of port congestion has been particularly acute at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and questions linger ahead of container shipping peak season.