A record number of cargo ships are stuck outside LA. What’s happening?

A Record Number of Cargo Ships are Stuck Outside LA. What’s happening?

September 22, 2021 — TheGuardian.com

Southern California is dealing with a traffic jam unlike any other, as a record number of container ships have been stuck waiting in the waters outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to unload cargo.The bottleneck this week at America’s busiest port complex is the result of a shortage of trucks and drivers to pick up goods, coupled with an overwhelming demand for imported consumer products.As of Wednesday, 62 container ships were waiting offshore to unload cargo, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California.

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