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The World’s Other Major Shipping Pileup Is Still Clogging Trade

  • The average wait for L.A. port berth space rises to 7.9 days
  • L.A. is biggest U.S. gateway for goods imported from Asia
Container ships wait offshore at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S. on Thursday, March 25.. 

Container ships wait offshore at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S. on Thursday, March 25.. 

Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg

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Ship congestion outside the biggest U.S. gateway for Asian imports worsened from a week ago, highlighting a headwind facing American companies just as a pileup around the Suez Canal threatens to tangle Europe’s supply chains.