U.S. ports are bloated due to congestion, and the only solution is to alleviate it is time. Currently, the average dock time is over at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is up to 30 days. The average on-dock rail dwell over at the ports is 12 days – with no immediate relief in sight, containers are stacking up at multiple terminals.One positive in this otherwise overwhelming situation comes from the ports of Oakland, California, who have been able to cut down the backlog of containers as a result of the trucker strike in early July. As anyone in the logistics world knows, optimism goes hand-in-hand with skepticism, as any one unexpected event can cause everything to slow or stop altogether. An article published by American Shipper reports further on the current congestion experienced at ports, and potential opportunities and threats supply chains may face in the near future.
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