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US West Coast ports resume full operations

But planned resumption of federally mediated contract talks postponed until Wednesday

Los Angeles

US West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies halted loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend, citing chronic cargo backups that shipping companies and dockworkers have blamed on each other during months of labour tensions.

But a planned resumption of federally mediated contract talks was pushed back until Wednesday without explanation, even as the White House joined retailers and manufacturers in urging the sides to redouble efforts to settle a dispute that has rippled through the US commercial supply chain.

Shipping lines and terminal operators announced last week they would suspend cargo crane operations for container vessels at the ports...

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