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Pacific, Atlantic Ports Report Strong Growth in August Amid Tight Supply Chains

September 22, 2021


As volumes continue to surge at the nation’s ports on the coasts of the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, two of the nation’s biggest facilities — Los Angeles and Long Beach — are taking the first steps to expand their hours of operations to 24/7 to keep up with the backlog of freight.

Port of Los Angeles will expand weekend operating gate hours on a pilot basis to make sure gate availability meets cargo demand. Long Beach plans to increase nighttime operations and eventually move toward a 24/7 supply chain.

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