Supply Chain Crisis Worsens, Number Of Ships Off California Coast Hits New Record

Supply Chain Crisis Worsens, Number Of Ships Off California Coast Hits New Record


There are now 111 container ships waiting to unload in California’s ports.

For the past several months, shipping vessels delivering consumer goods from Asian markets have idled in the Pacific Ocean as the United States faces labor shortages, creating bottlenecks in key California ports. As a result, retailers and suppliers across the United States are short on inventory to meet consumer demand.

Even after action from the Biden administration, more consumer goods than ever remain stranded. As Business Insider reported on Wednesday:

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According to data from the Marine Exchange, a total of 111 container ships are bobbing at sea around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, waiting to dock and unload. That breaks the previous record of 108 vessels reported on October 21.

The two ports remain

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