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Sep 27, 2022, 3:42 PM EDT
With the U.S. past the peak of consumer demand and the winter holidays nearly over, experts say the next couple of months will be critical to determine whether the supply chain crisis brought on by the pandemic will extend into 2023.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declared on Thursday that the Biden administration had "saved Christmas."
During the holidays, according to UPS, upwards of 800,000 items are processed at the Lonestar facility. That’s double the amount it would see on a normal day.
The U.S. Postal Service wants holiday shoppers to know that they should order and mail their packages ASAP.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is set to elect this week its first new leader in more than two decades. With nearly 1.4 million members, it is one of the largest unions in the country, representing workers from delivery drivers to airline staff to warehouse employees.
A trade group representing cargo airline companies is warning President Biden that vaccine mandates for workers could hurt operations ahead of the peak holiday season, saying it will be “virtually impossible” to have the workforce fully vaccinated by the December deadline and requesting an extension into 2022.
As other major U.S. ports experience congestion, Maryland's Port of Baltimore is reportedly adding more container ships.
As the holiday season is just around the corner and supply chain challenges persist, FedEx , United Parcel Service and U.S. Postal Service customers are being encouraged to place their shipping orders soon rather than later.
The White House on Wednesday said it "cannot guarantee" that holiday packages will arrive on time amid the administration’s efforts to relieve supply chain bottlenecks and ease shipping backlogs.
Amazon, Facebook and Pfizer have joined a group of 33 companies vowing to hire refugees coming into the U.S. from Afghanistan.