UPS, FedEx, Walmart commit to 24/7 hours to alleviate LA port crunch

UPS, FedEx, Walmart commit to 24/7 hours to alleviate LA port crunch


WASHINGTON — The White House says the Port of Los Angeles, UPS, FedEx and Walmart will commit to 24/7 work hours to alleviate a supply-chain crunch that threatens to leave presents missing from under Christmas trees.

President Biden’s aides announced the commitments after mounting international shipping delays. As of this week, nearly 100 massive container ships idled off the Los Angeles coastline, unable to unload their goods.

“The port of Los Angeles is announcing 24/7 service,” a senior Biden administration official told reporters, joining the nearby Port of Long Beach, which moved to a 24/7 schedule about three weeks ago.

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The Long Beach and Los Angeles ports complex “functions as one in terms of its economic impact,” the official said. The ports

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