Potential port backlog could affect holiday season

A rail strike could make the container situation even worse at the nation’s largest port.

The Director of the Port of LA told CBS News that containers are stacking up because warehouses are full and they cannot get out fast enough. The rail lines have a serious worker shortage.

The port director says that action needs to be taken now to avoid a backlog like we saw last year because much of the merchandise is for the holidays. At one point, 35,000 containers were waiting on trains. On a normal day, they see less than 10,000.

Related:

Strong Warning: There may be a rail strike as soon as September

Port of Oakland looks to improve infrastructure to unclog port congestion

More Port Problems: Congestion has returned to North American shipping ports






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