To Ease Storage Crisis, Long Beach Lifts Limits on Container Stacking

To Ease Storage Crisis, Long Beach Lifts Limits on Container Stacking

October 25,2021 –MaritimeExecutive.com

The City of Long Beach, California is temporarily relaxing zoning rules to help address a desperate shortage of storage space for shipping containers. The trucking and rail companies that serve the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are struggling to keep up with skyrocketing cargo volume, driven by the relentless demands of American consumers. 80 percent of the products consumed in the U.S. are imported, and with spending on in-person services curtailed by the pandemic, Americans can budget more for goods than ever before. This means that more inbound cargo and outbound empties are attempting to pass through the LA/Long Beach truck gates than ever – roughly 10 percent more than in September 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the global supply chain.

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