Port of Los Angeles to move to 24/7 service to address supply chain bottlenecks

Boats are lined up in the ocean off of Los Angeles for miles.  I will take weeks for those already near L.A. to reach port and be able to offload.  Of course, thanks to AB 5 many of the truckers will be gone—going to other States in order to work without being forced to sell out to giant corporations and pay bribes to unions if they want to work,

““The Port of Los Angeles is announcing 24/7 service. We have the CEO-level business commitments to back that up. And these commitments are critical. The supply chain is essentially in the hands of the private sector, so we need the private sector to up to help solve these problems,” a senior administration official said. 

The White House also announced on Wednesday that major goods carriers Walmart, FedEx and UPS will move to working around the clock as well.

It only took Biden eight months to destroy the supply chain of gods from around the world—and our exporting of goods made here.  No wonder inflation is at a seven year record high—and the shelves of retailers and grocery stores are partially empty.

Port of Los Angeles to move to 24/7 service to address supply chain bottlenecks

By Alex Gangitano, The Hill, – 10/13/21   

The Port of Los Angeles will move to service 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to try to address global supply chain bottlenecks, the White House announced on Wednesday.

“The Port of Los Angeles is announcing 24/7 service. We have the CEO-level business commitments to back that up. And these commitments are critical. The supply chain is essentially in the hands of the private sector, so we need the private sector to up to help solve these problems,” a senior administration official said. 

The White House also announced on Wednesday that major goods carriers Walmart, FedEx and UPS will move to working around the clock as well.

The announcements come ahead of President Biden’s meeting on Wednesday with stakeholders, including Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, to discuss collective efforts to address global transportation supply chain bottlenecks.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has made a commitment to staffing 24/7, and the terminal operators in the port will be responsible for booking the cargo movements in the off-hours.

“Labor has pledged that they’ll be there,” the official said.

The port of Long Beach has been working 24/7 for the past three weeks, the official said.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach represent 40 percent of all containers that enter the country, and the U.S. has seen a record 30 percent increase in import and export containers in the first six months of this year compared to last year, according to the White House.

Overall, U.S. ports have had a record inbound throughput this year, which is up about 18 percent.  

“We should recognize that it takes effort to ramp up to 24/7 operations. But what we have with this announcement is a very strong signal to the rest of the goods movement chain that these ports are open for business, they’ll operate around the clock. It’s time for the rest of the goods chain to do that,” the official said.

The Port of Los Angeles will move to service 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to try to address global supply chain bottlenecks, the White House announced on Wednesday.

“The Port of Los Angeles is announcing 24/7 service. We have the CEO-level business commitments to back that up. And these commitments are critical. The supply chain is essentially in the hands of the private sector, so we need the private sector to up to help solve these problems,” a senior administration official said. 

The White House also announced on Wednesday that major goods carriers Walmart, FedEx and UPS will move to working around the clock as well.

The announcements come ahead of President Biden’s meeting on Wednesday with stakeholders, including Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, to discuss collective efforts to address global transportation supply chain bottlenecks.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has made a commitment to staffing 24/7, and the terminal operators in the port will be responsible for booking the cargo movements in the off-hours.

“Labor has pledged that they’ll be there,” the official said.

The port of Long Beach has been working 24/7 for the past three weeks, the official said.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach represent 40 percent of all containers that enter the country, and the U.S. has seen a record 30 percent increase in import and export containers in the first six months of this year compared to last year, according to the White House.

Overall, U.S. ports have had a record inbound throughput this year, which is up about 18 percent.  

“We should recognize that it takes effort to ramp up to 24/7 operations. But what we have with this announcement is a very strong signal to the rest of the goods movement chain that these ports are open for business, they’ll operate around the clock. It’s time for the rest of the goods chain to do that,” the official said.

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Comments

  1. Brenda Torres says

    Manufacture more goods in America instead of China would be a better idea…!!!

  2. Boris Badenov says

    Our beloved idiot President can decree whatever he wants but….it’s sin’t gonna happen. Not enough longshormen, truckers, trucks, the latter is THANKS to Gov. HairGel and the enviroloons. These fools have created this mess and there is only one way out, scrap the insane laws, but they won’t do it

  3. The nonsensical optics of “do something”. These goods will be offloaded into a shrinking economy rife with expanding inflation, unemployment and, a corrupt secretive Fed. This is akin to baling the hold of the Titanic with a teacup, which will yield the same results.

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