I saw this today on The Guardian – A record number of cargo ships are stuck outside LA. What’s happening?: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/22/cargo-ships-traffic-jam-los-angeles-california. Longer article.
Dani Anguiano September 23, 2021
Port complex of Los Angeles and Long Beach, already the busiest in the US, has seen major traffic this week as imports boom
Southern California is dealing with a traffic jam unlike any other, as a record number of container ships have been stuck waiting in the waters outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to unload cargo.
The bottleneck this week at America’s busiest port complex is the result of a shortage of trucks and drivers to pick up goods, coupled with an overwhelming demand for imported consumer products.