Thursday, December 2

Container crisis: why are so many ships lining up to enter the United States?

  • Jack Goodman y Micah Luxen
  • BBC Reality Check

Three ships full of containers await to be unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles

Image source, Reuters


Dozens of container ships have been waiting to unload their goods at US ports

Global supply chains are congested. And in California, the United States, this is evident.

A record number of vessels carrying containers they stand in line in front of the main ports of one of the richest states in the country.

“We are facing an unprecedented increase in cargo at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles due to the major production shifts of the global pandemic and decades-long supply chain challenges,” says the Mayor of Long Beach, California. .

What is causing the jams?

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