Shipping’s Reality Check

April 26, 2022

It’s worth noting that the majority of the extra capacity that was added to meet demand during the holidays has now been removed, or will be taken out of service over the next few weeks. Further exacerbating the capacity crunch is a backlog of ships waiting to be unloaded at West Coast ports, where congestion is at its worst since 2004. West Coast ports — particularly Los Angeles and Long Beach — have been snarled by severe congestion since October and November, when shipping lines failed to bring enough ships and chassis to handle the influx of cargo arriving from Asia. The port situation has improved somewhat over the past two weeks, but it still could take weeks or months for the backlog to be cleared up. Learn more here.

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