The backlog of freight containers on their way from the ports of The angels and Long Beach experienced widespread burglaries while being carried out took through an area of tracks surrounded by homeless camps.
Thousands of boxes were seen lying near the train tracks “as far as the eye could see” in Los Angeles’ Lincoln Park, NBC4 reported. A FedEx container and several others had their doors wide open and boxes overturned.
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The area is surrounded by homeless camps on either side of the tracks. The store also saw two men jumping out of a moving train and carrying what appeared to be bolt cutters.
Union Pacific said they are aware of the theft and are working with local police on the matter, according to NBC4. The carrier did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment Tuesday.
The event comes as supply chain crisis continues, with 77 container ships docked off the coast of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Monday.
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President Biden said last month that after negotiations, the ports would operate 24 hours a day to alleviate the crisis.
“After weeks of negotiation and working with my team and with the big unions and retailers and freight forwarders, the Port of Los Angeles – Port of Los Angeles today begins to be that – working 24 hours a day, 7 days a day. This follows the Port of Long Beach’s commitment to 24/7, which it announced just a few weeks ago, “he said from Østrum on 13 Oct..
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But ports say they are currently unable to operate around the clock until haulage companies and department stores also increase their opening hours, NBC4 reported. Meanwhile, cargo containers are in safe places, according to a port official.