Congestion at America’s largest ports, the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach, has gone on for nearly a year now. Many of the supply chain challenges logistics are currently facing were already occurring prior to the pandemic, but have been exacerbated by higher cargo volumes. Congestion issues have led to delays for shippers who have had to lengthen lead times and, in some cases, search for alternative import locations. President Joe Biden and his administration have stated they believe port bottlenecks and the resulting price spikes from factors, such as demurrage costs, will lessen as the economy improves. The Biden administration has been closely monitoring the port congestion, communicating with top experts at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach, and working with multiple agencies to provide recommendations for how to improve container flow and lessen congestion. An article published by Supply Chain Dive explains the long-term recommendations discussed between logistics specialists and the Biden administration.
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