Congestion Comeback: Shipping jam re-enters record territory

Congestion has returned to North American shipping ports. You may remember the backlog seen on the West Coast earlier this year. Now, ships are held up in the East Coast and Gulf ports.

At one point last week, more than 150 ships were stuck in queues in North American waters, and the wait has increased nearly 66 percent in the last seven weeks.

Maritime experts are hopeful that ships will get through more efficiently with new labor contracts in place.

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