WASHINGTON – With global constraints threatening to undermine the US holiday season, President Joe Biden will announce plans Wednesday to try to curb West Coast delays at Long Beach and Los Angeles ports by increasing hour-hour operations.
At the center of the program is the commitment of some of the world’s leading retailers and sailors to board overnight and non-night shifts in Long Beach and Los Angeles.
FedEx, UPS, Walmart and Home Depot will announce those who have extended working hours during the special meeting Wednesday with Biden, according to senior management who told reporters Tuesday evening.
The executives were given an anonymous name in order to discuss the bonds of private companies that had not yet been made public.
The Port of Los Angeles will announce Wednesday that it is moving to 24-7 operations, following a similar change to Port Beach Port in September this year, the official said.
Together, the portals of Long Beach and Los Angeles account for up to 40 percent of the cargo shipped into the United States.
Another important contributor to the program is the International Longshore Authority and the Warehouse Union, or ILWU, which represents thousands of workers at the stations. ILWU has previously stated that its members will be required to operate other switches.
White House officials said the “station operators” would be the ones paying the owners of the terminals and strictly guarding the docks to open long hours.
For Biden management, increasing night shifts along the West Coast, as well as traveling by train, warehouses and shipping routes represents the fastest and most efficient way to transport goods from a waiting room ship and ease pressure everywhere.
But simply delivering large quantities of goods to ports will not help solve the problems that plague America when things move inland. The United States is currently in the midst of a truck accident, with a shortage of long-distance truck drivers so much so that some companies are looking for trucks abroad.
Conditions at California’s stations are dire.
On October 7, it was reported that there were sixty vessels of water parked in the open water outside of Los Angeles and Long Beach for the bridges to enter and unload their belongings. Before the plague, it was common to see if one ship was waiting to slip.
In hindsight, the cargo ships are tied to Long Beach and Los Angeles ports as they wait to release on September 20, 2021 near Los Angeles, California.
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“Individuals and businesses are feeling the effects of these delays and setbacks. It makes it difficult to find products on the shelf, and for items to be delivered at the door,” said the chief executive.
Experts say the huge bag at the California port is the result of a combination of objects, both domestic and global.
Among them are the growing epidemic of instability in the United States, the traditional freight and rail system, the demolition of factories in places such as China and Vietnam, and the shortage of coastal professionals on the West Coast.
Bottlenecks at the stations created a masterpiece within a large economy.
Customers are instructed to purchase Christmas presents in October, for example, if they want to be sure to pick up something.
Among retailers, large and small companies are finding it extremely difficult to secure shipping goods to the United States from Asia, where lion’s production of consumer goods is manufactured.
Skyrocketing price is also part of the problem. Over the past year, the cost of a single freight forwarding from China to the West Coast has risen from $ 3,000 in August 2020 to $ 20,000 in September this year.
The paradigm of supplying the chain bottle causes a particularly difficult problem for the Biden White House, at a time when the leader is under intense pressure to make some important decisions.
Among them are bills enacting Democrat ‘signature law in homes in Congress, a bill to support the government, one to raise debt, and the following laws to enforce Covid-19 security guards’ defense, and to force pressure from the left and the right to stop further migration to the southern border.
Contrary to these problems, however, there is little that the federal government can force private companies to move things faster or more efficiently.
“Shopping is in the hands of independent workers, so we want the politicians to stand up and help solve these problems,” the official said.
Below are those expected to attend Wednesday’s meeting, scheduled to begin at 1:45 PM
- Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
- Mario Cordero, Executive Director, Long Beach Station
- Willie Adams, International President, ILWU
- James Hoffa Jr., General President, Techsters
- Greg Regan, Director, Operations Department, AFL-CIO
- John Furner, President & CEO, Walmart US
- Dr. Udo Lange, President and CEO, FedEx Logistics
- Nando Cesarone, President, US Operations, UPS
- Brian Cornell, Board Chairman and CEO, Target
- KS Choi, President and CEO, Samsung Electronics North America
- Matt Shay, President & CEO, National Retail Federation
- Peter Friedman, Executive Director, Agricultural Transport Coalition
- Chris Spear, President and CEO, American Trucking Association
- Ian Jeffries, President and CEO, American Association of Railroads
- Suzanne Clark, President and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce
- Geoff Freeman, President and CEO, Consumer Brands Association
- Jim McKenna, President and CEO, Pacific Maritime Association