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79 container ships waiting in line at Long Beach and Los Angeles

The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles on the US west coast continue to be an Achilles' heel to global supply chains. 79 container vessels are still lying in wait outside the important US ports.

Photo: Apu Gomes/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

The queue of idle container vessels outside the terminals in Long Beach and Los Angeles on the US west coast has become slightly shorter, though it remains long, shows a new report by VesselsValue.

At the moment, 79 ships are anchored and waiting their turn to load and unload by the quay, which marks slight progress compared to the 81 ships that were anchored in the same place ten days ago.

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