Port of Long Beach Director Warns Cargo Backlog Is 'National Crisis'

Port of Long Beach Director Warns Cargo Backlog Is 'National Crisis'


In a Thursday interview with Yahoo Finance, Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach, warned that the cargo backlog at some U.S. ports has become a “national crisis.”

(Watch from 0:34)

“This issue is a national crisis with regard to the supply chain and for that matter a global crisis,” Port of Long Beach Exec. Dir. @MarioCorderoLB says about supply chain disruptions. “This is peak season… the root of the problem has been going back to the COVID era.” pic.twitter.com/zPqfdPT5Vc

— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) October 14, 2021

A transcript is as follows:

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ANCHOR: I want to talk about that backlog as you’re talking about. As we approach the critical holiday season, where more goods are going to be flooded into our

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