Port of Los Angeles to operate 24/7 to unclog shipping

The Port of Los Angeles plans to operate around the clock seven days a week to address a growing backlog of shipments waiting in cargo containers anchored offshore to be unloaded at the port.

The port announced the move on Wednesday October 13, joining a similar effort that began at the nearby Port of Long Beach in September. The port is figuring out the details of how it will work with supply chain stakeholders - including major shippers such as Walmart, FedEx and the United Parcel Service - to make use of the expanded hours. According to a White House fact sheet, goods at the Port of Los Angeles move 25% faster at night than during the day. One logistical challenge...

Published

Robert England

October 14, 2021

21:45 GMT

New York