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A record number of container ships are stuck waiting to enter California’s two largest ports as labor shortages and COVID-19 disruptions continue to roil a supply chain that’s being pushed to its limits ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.Why are 56 cargo ships stuck waiting off the California coast?
An all-time high of 56 cargo ships are stuck waiting off the California coast, as shipping ports hit their 4th record backup in three weeks The labor shortage, COVID-19, and holiday-buying surges are causing shipping disruptions and delays at two of the most important ports in the US.What's going on with shipping delays at Southern California ports?
Key ports in Southern California have hit a fourth record in less than three weeks, as shipping delays surge past early pandemic levels. Load Error On Monday, 56 cargo ships were stuck at anchor or in drift areas off of Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.How many container ships are at sea waiting to enter ports?
The group also shared a picture on Twitter of container ships lined up at sea, waiting to enter the ports. Data from the ports show that before the pandemic, there was usually only up to one ship waiting to come to port, Kip Louttit, executive director of the Marine Exchange of Southern California, told The Post.