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New York Port Hustles to Cut Rare Logjam Amid Covid Labor Woes

  • Hundreds of dockworks are ill or quarantining, union says
  • Vessels parked off Long Island left Asia and Europe weeks ago
Container ships in New Jersey, New York, in 2021.

Container ships in New Jersey, New York, in 2021.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

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The Port of New York and New Jersey is working to clear a small but rare bottleneck of container ships anchored off the coast of Long Island as Covid-19 cases among dockworkers collide with a pandemic-fueled surge in cargo volumes.