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Ships Keep Coming, Pushing U.S. Port Logjam and Waits to Records

  • Vessels anchored for more than two weeks to offload cargo
  • Stuck supply chains pose economic headwinds, political risks
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The logjam of container ships outside the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach swelled to another record as stepped-up efforts to clear cargo off the docks failed to prevent the average wait for vessels from reaching nearly 17 days.