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The Container Ship Backlog Outside Los Angeles Ports Is Almost Cleared

  • Queue had 8 ships on Monday, down from record 109 in January
  • East Coast ports, meanwhile, struggle with vessel backlogs

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The number of container ships headed for the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach -- a traffic jam that once symbolized American consumer vigor during the pandemic -- declined to the lowest level since the bottleneck started to build two years ago.