US ports introduce emergency supply measures

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Published on 17 Oct 2021, 15:51
President Biden has announced that two of the country's busiest ports can operate around the clock, to ease a backlog in the supply chain.

The backlog of cargo ships at the busiest port complex in the US - images of which have come to define the global supply chain crisis - is unlikely to return to normal before next summer.

The executive director of the Port of Long Beach in California says plans to switch to 24/7 operations, pushed by President Biden this week, will improve the crisis in the short term but that logistics globally need a rethink.

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