Port of Los Angeles: permanent shift against delivery bottlenecks?
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In view of the global delivery bottlenecks due to the corona pandemic, the port of the US metropolis of Los Angeles should run 24 hours a day.
US President Joe Biden plans to announce a corresponding agreement with the port operator and the dockworkers' union on Wednesday, as US government officials said.
Large US companies such as Home Depot, Samsung, Target and Walmarkt have agreed to take advantage of the new nighttime opening hours for their container deliveries.
At the same time, logistics companies such as Fedex and UPS are to increase their working hours in order to reduce the backlog of deliveries.
The corona pandemic has led to ongoing supply bottlenecks and problems in international supply chains.
In front of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California, where many goods arrive from Asia, there has been a real traffic jam.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that the supply bottlenecks could jeopardize economic recovery and lead to rising inflation.
In the USA, too, prices have risen significantly in recent months.
In September, the increase in consumer prices compared to the same month last year was 5.4 percent, as the Ministry of Labor announced on Wednesday.
The prices for groceries and rents rose particularly sharply.
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