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The Ship Bottleneck Off Los Angeles Is Getting Longer Again

  • Number of anchored vessels hits highest level since April
  • Backlog has tripled since late June amid China import surge

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The number of container ships waiting to enter the largest gateway for U.S. trade with Asia increased to a 3 1/2-month high, adding delays for companies trying to restock inventories on expectations for a solid economy in the second half of the year.