White House pushes 24-hour service to relieve US port snarls

A container ship is docked at the Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports in Long Beach, California. The California ports are a key gateway for goods made in Asia. – EPA pic, October 14, 2021.

THE Port of Los Angeles and its longshoreman union will provide 24-hour service to alleviate backlogs that have exacerbated global supply chain problems, the White House said yesterday.

US President Joe Biden announced the commitments at a meeting with the leaders of the giant West Coast port and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

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