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Port Of LA To Go To 24/7 Operations, Biden Announces

June 1, 2023

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, that the Port of Los Angeles will begin operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, continuing months-long  efforts from the White House and trade officials to clear supply chain disruptions that threaten the holiday shopping season and the nation’s economic recovery from the pandemic.

Details on how the nation’s busiest port would expand operations were scant on Wednesday, and it was unclear whether the trade hub could ramp up enough to prevent shortages during the holidays.

“This is a big first step,” Biden said in an afternoon news conference. “Now we need the rest of the private sector supply chain to step up.”

That includes, he said, retailers, freight shipping and delivery platforms.

Read the full article by Donna Littlejohn on the OCR.