Officials in Long Beach, California, relaxed restrictions on storing shipping containers in a bid to ease a bottleneck that’s left nearly 80 vessels waiting offshore to enter the biggest U.S. gateway for ocean freight.
Americans should buy their holiday gifts early this year, as the container glut plaguing ports and the supply chain will persist through at least year-end, the head of California’s Port of Long Beach said.
A bipartisan push to make the U.S. more competitive with China and bolster domestic chip production risks falling by the wayside as Congress grapples with a packed year-end agenda in an ever-more-divided Capitol.
President Biden wants to break a logjam at U.S. ports and stave off a holiday season of shortages and delays — bottlenecks that officials and stakeholders say extend far beyond the reach of the White House.
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