Biden will speak about the supply chain crisis after meeting with US port operators and carriers.
President Joe Biden will speak soon on his administration’s plans to address global transportation bottlenecks.
The president met earlier today with senior officials and stakeholders to discuss how to collectively address the issues. Port operators, trucking associations, unions and executives from Walmart, FedEx, UPS and Target attended the talks.
The White House will work with businesses and ports in a “sprint 90 days “to ease bottlenecks, according to a senior administration official. Some will start working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address delays.
The Port of Los Angeles will move to 24/7 service, aligning it with operations at the Port of Long Beach, which is already operating on a 24/7 schedule, the official said. Those two ports handle 40% of container traffic in the US.
Before his comments, Biden tweeted that his administration is “working around the clock to move goods faster.”