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Photos: Gridlock in LA ports as dozens of ships slow down offshore

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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.

Container ships moored in Los Angeles ports wait to be unloaded on Wednesday.

(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Photos: Gridlock in LA ports as dozens of ships slow down offshore

Thousands of containers are unloaded from ships at ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, while dozens of large container ships wait offshore on Wednesday.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Photos: Gridlock in LA ports as dozens of ships slow down offshore

Dozens of container ships lie off the coasts of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, waiting to be unloaded on Wednesday.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Photos: Gridlock in LA ports as dozens of ships slow down offshore

A sailboat sails alongside one of dozens of container ships off the coasts of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Photos: Gridlock in LA ports as dozens of ships slow down offshore

Thousands of containers are unloaded from a ship at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Photos: Gridlock in LA ports as dozens of ships slow down offshore

Dozens of container ships are found off the coasts of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Photos: Gridlock in LA ports as dozens of ships slow down offshore

A truck driver checks his cargo as the Port of Los Angeles is about to start operating around the clock.

(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

Photos: Gridlock in LA ports as dozens of ships slow down offshore

Freight trucks line up to enter the port.

(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

Photos: Gridlock in LA ports as dozens of ships slow down offshore

Freighters are waiting to enter the port on Wednesday from San Pedro,

(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)



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