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Expanding opening hours poses a major challenge in Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles is up against outdated infrastructure and opposition from port workers in the efforts to deliver on commitments to Joe Biden to switch to 24-hour operations in an attempt to alleviate delays, writes Reuters.

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The Port of Los Angeles on the US West Coast has offered President Joe Biden the prospect of 24-hour operations with the aim of reducing the significant freight delays, but the port authority will need its full powers of persuasion in order to make it happen.

"It's not a single lever we can pull today to open up all the gates," said Executive Director Gene Seroka, according to Reuters.

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