September 29, 2023

The U.S. Home on Wednesday handed H.R. 3395 the U.S. Provide Chain Safety Assessment Act of 2023 laws launched earlier this yr by Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Daniel Webster.

“Seaports are an important component of our nation’s provide chain, and significant to our economic system and our nationwide protection,” mentioned Rep. Webster, a Republican who represents The Villages. “Possession of our nation’s marine terminals by international adversaries like China and Russia may jeopardize our provide chain and threaten nationwide safety. This bipartisan laws will assist us higher perceive the threats introduced by international possession at U.S. container terminals, in order that we are able to rapidly tackle any vulnerabilities.”

H.R. 3395 would require the Federal Maritime Fee to offer Congress a report assessing potential financial safety dangers of international possession of marine terminals on the 15 largest U.S. container ports.