Biden Calls on Private Sector to ‘Step Up’ to Address Supply BottlenecksEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

President Joe Biden has called on the private sector supply chain to “step up” amid growing concerns around logistical bottlenecks and increasing inflation. Biden’s comments in a speech on Oct. 13 came following announcements that the Port of Los Angeles will move to a 24/7 service—a step the Port of Long Beach made several weeks ago—in response to record backlogs on the wharves and dozens of cargo ships waiting to unload. Additionally, Walmart, UPS, and FedEx announced on Oct. 13 that they will also be moving to a 24/7 operating schedule. Target, Home Depot, and Samsung also made commitments to ramp up work during off-peak hours. “But now, we need the rest of the private-sector chain to step up as well,” Biden said. “This is not called a supply chain for nothing—this means that [sic] terminal operators, railways, trucking companies, shippers, and other retailers as well.” The president vowed to …Read More

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