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Los Angeles Ports Are Slowly Chipping Away at Their Ship Backlog

  • Main U.S. trade gateways have been inundated since November
  • Average wait in queue remains elevated at more than seven days
California Ports As Shipping Snarls Force Global Trading To Look Outside The Box
Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg

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Ship congestion outside the busiest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia eased over the past week, with the number of container vessels waiting to enter the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach staying below 20 for five straight days.