Photos: Gridlock in LA ports as dozens of ships slow down offshore
President Biden on Wednesday announced that the Port of Los Angeles would operate around the clock to ease a logistics bottleneck that has left dozens of container ships idling off the coast of California and Americans waiting longer for products made abroad.
Longshoremen will work through the night, and major retailers and shipping companies have pledged to clear cargoes from docks faster than before, with changes intended to speed up the flow of toys, electronics and other gifts to state gates. – United during the holiday season.
“Today’s announcement has the potential to be a game-changer,” Biden said, acknowledging that people were concerned about whether everything from “toasters and sneakers to bikes and home furnishings. room “, would be available.