Biden gets key shipping players to operate 24/7 in hopes of unclogging holiday backlogs

The White House unveiled a series of commitments from key private sector players aimed at easing massive supply chain backlogs ahead of the holiday season rush.
Senior administration officials made the announcement ahead of President Joe Biden’s Wednesday meeting with industry stakeholders at the White House. Officials from the country’s top transportation and shipping unions will all be present at that meeting, in addition to port envoys and top officials from Walmart, FedEx, UPS, Target, and Samsung. Biden is also expected to detail the initiative in a televised national address Wednesday afternoon.
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The administration has scrambled in recent months to smooth out supply chain deficiencies, but Wednesday’s announcement marks the largest steps toward alleviating the problems causing major delays in the shipping of domestic goods, both to retailers and directly to consumers.
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