Biden: Port of L.A. to operate 24/7 to reduce supply chain gridlock

Port off Los Angeles
FILE - Port of Los Angeles. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 the White House said President Joe Biden is working to broker a deal to make the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach 24/7 operations to ease strain brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Photo credit Getty Images

President Biden announced brokering a deal Wednesday to allow the Port of Los Angeles to operate 24 hours a day to ease the struggling supply chain straining stores nationwide – its effects brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and Delta Variant.

“The pandemic has led to a surge in e-commerce, with sales increasing 39% in the first quarter of 2021,” the Biden Administration said in a statement, adding that the jobs of 1,800 Southern California port workers were disrupted because of the pandemic earlier this year.