Waiting time off major US container ports surpasses large-scale conflict a few years ago

The two major ports on the US West Coast are now more congested than was the case a few years ago, when the ports were hit by a large-scale conflict between port workers and employers.

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Waiting time for ships headed into the two major ports on the US West Coast, Los Angeles and Long Beach, has now surpassed that of the latest huge labor crisis that hit the ports a few year ago, reports the Journal of Commerce.

31 ships are currently anchored off the two major ports, while 29 ships are berthed at a time when import of goods from Asia in particular has soared to all-time highs.

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