Apparently the main action so far is to jawbone LA and Long Beach to open for more hours. The Executive Directors of the ports are in line with this.
But port governance gives them little actual power to open the terminals for longer hours. Ports are basically landlords, and have no operational control over the terminal operators, which are several different firms. It’s not clear what the Directors can do to change operations at these private firms.
Some announcements have been made, and it will be worth watching to see if any of the terminals do actually lengthen their hours of service. Doing so would help move cargo quicker, and that is certainly needed right now.
By Nick Savvides 14/10/2021President Biden challenges private sector to tackle supply chain logjams – The Loadstar