White House pushes 24-hour service to relieve US port snarls

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New York (AFP) – The Port of Los Angeles and its longshoreman union will provide 24-hour service to alleviate backlogs that have exacerbated global supply chain problems, the White House said Wednesday. US President Joe Biden announced the commitments at a meeting with the leaders of the giant West Coast port and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The White House said it also won commitments from companies including Walmart, FedEx and UPS to work extended hours and move towards a 24-hour-a-day schedule in some operations. “The commitments being made today are a sign of major prog…

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