Officials have declared an end to the backup of container ships at Southern California ports that lasted for more than two years after shipping delays at the ports caused nationwide supply-chain snarls.
The Marine Exchange of Southern California reported cargo ship backups had fallen to zero beginning Nov. 22—a stark difference from one year ago when the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were bogged down with 81 container ships.
“It’s time to move into a different phase of operations,” Kip Louttit, executive director of the Marine Exchange said in a release.
Cargo awaits to be transferred from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Oct. 14, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
Backups persisted for 25 months starting in October 2020, peaking at 109 in January as pandemic-fueled spending flooded the busy ports with goods from Asia. Truckers and rail carriers struggled to process thousands of containers, and warehouses were filled throughout the state….
Source: The Epoch Times
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