The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have settled into a pattern of congestion that virtually every sector of the international supply chain says will last at least into the summer months — and possibly longer.
How long the congestion continues will depend largely on import volumes between now and the beginning of the peak season in August. Weekly import volumes so far this year are 30 to 40 percent higher than what the port was handling in 2019 and previous years.
The Southern California ports are working with urgency to get a grip on the multiple forces contributing to congestion. The port and terminal operators are looking to squeeze more productivity wherever they can, but it will take at least into the summer.
For a more detailed report regarding the congestion, please reference the file below.