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US West Coast ports reopen as Labor Secretary arrives for talks

Tom Perez in San Francisco to broker a settlement, ending months of shipping disruptions that have hit US commercial supply chain

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AT A STANDSTILL: The port disruptions pose a major barrier to perishable goods headed for overseas markets, and export losses are estimated to be running at hundreds of millions of dollars a week.

Los Angeles

US West Coast ports that were closed to incoming cargo vessels during the holiday weekend reopened in full on Tuesday as Labor Secretary Tom Perez arrived in San Francisco seeking to broker a settlement ending months of shipping disruptions.

Mr Perez was sent to meet