Although the White House announced initiatives by ports and shipping companies to help repair the country’s frayed supply chain, experts say it will not be enough to fix the strain before Christmas.
White House Efforts Won't Save Christmas From Supply Chain Problems
Zachary Halaschak, Economic Reporter
Oct 15, 2021
The administration announced that the Port of Los Angeles, mired in delays and backlogs, will begin operating on a 24/7 basis in an attempt to have products move from overseas into the country more quickly. Several companies such as FedEx and UPS also announced they would scale up operations as the holiday season approaches.
Bobby Harris, founder and CEO of BlueGrace Logistics, told the Washington Examiner during a Thursday interview that while the country’s supply chains could “directionally” improve by the end of the year as a result of the actions, they “won’t sufficiently improve by that time.”