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Port of Los Angeles struggles to stay open 24/7 to process containers

The Port of Los Angeles aims to be open around the clock in order to get rid of the piled-up containers creating bottlenecks and delays. But it's a challenge to get the "orchestra of supply chain players" to work together, says port chief during a conference with the US transport secretary.

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Empty containers are piling up in both Long Beach and Los Angeles, and the latter of the two major US west coast harbors is now striving to be open at all hours to get rid of the many containers.

But even if a round-the-clock schedule has been decided and urged from as high up as the Biden administration, reality is different on the ground.

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