Shipping Container Rates Down 63%, But We're a Long Way From Back to Normal Operations

 

By Jenna Hoffman, FarmJournal's Pork 

September 16, 2022

 

Of the many supply chain headaches brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, shipping container backlogs were arguably one of the worst.

 

A record 109 bottlenecked ships were documented by the Marine Exchange of Southern California & Vessel Traffic Service Los Angeles and Long Beach in January 2022.

 

As of last Monday, that ship count sat at eight—an all-time low.

 

L.A. Port officials are now asking for ships that diverted around the congestion to return.

 

But has the bottleneck issue been resolved, or moved somewhere else? The East Coast may now be carrying the burden.

 

East and South Coast Ports Status ...

 

Container Costs Plummet ...

 

Container Ships Run into Rail Roadblocks ...

 

Rail Labor Trouble Ahead ... 

 

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