President Biden is delivering remarks about his administration’s plans to address global transportation bottlenecks.
The President met earlier today with senior officials and stakeholders to discuss how to collectively tackle the issues. Port operators, truckers’ associations, labor unions and executives from Walmart, FedEx, UPS and Target attended the talks.
The White House will work with companies and ports on a “90-day sprint” to alleviate bottlenecks, according to a senior administration official. Some will start working 24/7 to address the backlogs.
The Port of Los Angeles will move to 24/7 service, bringing it into line with operations at the Port of Long Beach, which is already working on a 24/7 schedule, the official said. Those two ports handle 40% of container traffic in the US.
Ahead of his remarks, Biden said in a tweet that his administration is “working around the clock to move goods faster.”