Medical Supplies Backed Up At Port Congestion
Author: Stephanie Castaneda

     The port congestion has created a crisis for the nation's medical suppliers. Containers consisting of medical supplies as well as "products for the health, safety and well-being of our nation's frontline workers" have been delayed due to the congestion that are, according to HIDA, "on average... overdue 37 days." Although these containers should be received with urgency, FMC does not have the legal authority to prioritize cargo.

     However, "Bentzel said he reached out to Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka and Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero, along with SSAMarine, the second largest container terminal operaot in the Americas, to work on ways to prioritize the cargo and expediteits movement inland".


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