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Shipping Delays and Supply Shortages to Constrain Firms All Year

A container ship at the Port of Los Angeles in March.

A container ship at the Port of Los Angeles in March.

Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg

Companies worldwide expect supply-chain constraints resulting from logistics backlogs and the global semiconductor shortage to continue for much of this year.

In earnings calls this week, firms including Tesla, Sony and shoe company Crocs expressed concerns about the ability to meet demand given ongoing supply-chain bottlenecks. Some said they don’t expect the tight supply environment to be resolved until the end of the year.