President Biden announced that the Port of Los Angeles will operate around the clock and major companies including Walmart, UPS and FedEx would expand their working hours to relieve growing backlogs in the global supply chains that deliver goods to the United States.
The moves would almost double the number of hours that the Port of Los Angeles is open for business, in an effort to resolve a logjam that has slowed the shipment of manufactured goods from Asia.
“In order to be globally competitive, we need to improve our capacity to make things here in America while also moving finished products across the country and around the world,” he said. Samsung, The Home Depot and Target also committed to moving more products at night to help ease congestion at the Port of Los Angeles and the nearby Port of Long Beach, which together handle 40 percent of the shipping containers imported into the United States, the White House said.
WB Skinner hopes these improvements will lead to a reduction in traffic and congestion on the east coast ports. Since our company operates in the middle of the supply chain, on your behalf, and must contend with untangling these persistent transportation logistics challenges the best we can.
We will continue to monitor these updates and doing our utmost to overcome these hurdles by communicating our collective frustrations to the nation’s container ports and carriers, as well as to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, which has taken great interest in this matter. Collectively, our goal, like yours, is to find a quick and sensible resolution to our nation’s troubled supply chain.