"I think that any opportunity to make a difference will be looked at," Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said over the weekend.
President Joe Biden wants to clear traffic jams at US ports and save the holiday shopping season, but experts say he can't solve the problem.
It currently takes an average of 73 days for shipments from China to reach their destination in the US, but Christmas is in 71 days.
There were 271 ships off the ports on Friday. If the turnaround time for goods between Asia and US does not improve, shoppers face more empty shelves.
The credit rating agency said disruptions "will get worse before they get better." The largest US port is seeing the worst of the delays.
The massive jets could fly goods directly from Asia to the US - evading port delays that could tack on weeks to a delivery date.
Major companies are scrambling to overcome backlogs. From flying in power tools to chartering ships, Home Depot has worked to overcome port delays.
US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told CNBC on Friday that US consumers will likely feel the impact of the supply-chain crisis well into 2022.
As record numbers of cargo ships clog key ports, many retailers have been forced to scrap traditional strategies for much more expensive ones.
What should have been a quick errand turned into a multi-hour, multi-store scavenger hunt that demonstrates how the shipping crisis changed shopping.
A video from Freight Right Global Logistics breaks down how ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach organize a record backlog of hulking cargo ships.
The ports currently have 19 mega-container ships and approximately 12 million tons of goods waiting to dock and unload for as long as a month.
The commodity that contributes to 75% of the world's clothing hit its highest price since 2011 on Tuesday. Experts say it's a bad sign for shoppers.
While Southern California ports have over 60 cargo ships waiting to dock, smaller ports are also feeling the pinch as they hit new records.
The majority of Americans are worried that the ongoing supply-chain crisis will upset their life plans, according to a new study from Oracle.
"Global supply chains are beginning to buckle as two years' worth of strain on transport workers take their toll," letter from industry groups said.
A historic backlog of cargo ships stuck off the California coast has spurred shortages and price hikes across the country.