There always is a gulf between the grand pronouncement of policy and the reality of the situation on the ground. For companies looking at last week’s White House meeting on supply chain congestion and the declaration of working 24/7 to clear the backlog, the reality of that is setting in this week, with a number of companies and experts detailing why it’s great in theory, but will not happen in reality. The hope is that solutions can be identified that are possible and can be deployed to alleviate the situation – especially as the ship count is once again nearing 70.

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