The Port of Los Angeles plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on improving its workforce and infrastructure after Covid-19 revealed that it must be able to handle many more containers.

Pandemic-driven supply-chain disruption left the US' largest port overrun last year with thousands of boxes of Chinese goods that importers could not pick up fast enough.

Dozens of boxships waited for weeks in San Pedro Bay for open berths at the port, and the nearby Port of Long Beach — the country's second-biggest — causing jams all the way back to Asia.