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The U.S. will keep major West Coast ports open around the clock to handle a long-running backlog of imports from China and elsewhere in Asia that is preventing many goods from reaching American store shelves, President Joe Biden said Wednesday.
The Port of Los Angeles will operate at full capacity even on nights and weekends, while the Port of Long Beach already is introducing a 24/7 schedule. These two California facilities combined account for about 40% of containers entering the U.S.
The impact of the pandemic continues to reverberate through supply chains in the U.S. and beyond. The two California ports were severely short-handed early this year amid coronavirus outbreaks. On the export side, port closures in China and Vietnam -- major producers of home electronics, toys, furniture and apparel -- have added to the delays.
These problems came just as a shift in consumer demand from services to goods increased freight demand. Imports into major U.S. ports grew by an estimated 6.7% on the year in September, according to the National Retail Federation. About 75 container ships await berths at Long Beach and Los Angeles, triple the number a month ago.
Goods imports into the U.S. for the first eight months of 2021 jumped 23% to $1.85 trillion, American trade data shows. Shipments from top supplier China rose 21% even amid the tariffs imposed by previous President Donald Trump's administration on Chinese goods.
Industry insiders predict that the problem of global supply chain congestion will not fully return to normal until at least the end of 2022.
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