Record-breaking Backlog at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
111 container ships are currently off the coast of Southern California waiting to be unloaded. Prior to the pandemic, 20 would have been record-breaking. A shortage of dockworkers and drivers (slowing processing times) and a recent surge in consumer demand have led to this unprecedented backlog. On November 15th, both ports will begin charging shipping companies $100 a day for every container left on the docks.
(Source: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide)