With the world’s supply chain still a mess, the White House has announced a plan that's intended to bring more products to store shelves and e-commerce providers in time for the holiday shopping season.
The Biden administration secured commitments from various companies—including Walmart, Samsung, and Target—to offload and move an additional 3,500 cargo containers per week through the end of the year.
According to the White House, Walmart is “committing to increase its use of night-time hours significantly and projects they could increase throughput by as much as 50% over the next several weeks.”
Meanwhile, Samsung is promising to move “nearly 60% more containers” out of the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach over the next 90 days.
“Target, which is currently moving about 50% of its containers at night, has committed to increasing that amount by 10% during the next 90 days to help ease congestion …