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#575412 - 10/07/21 12:43 PM Shipping off Long Beach  
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Y'all probably heard about the backlog of ships off Long Beach/ Los Angeles harbor.

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#575413 - 10/07/21 04:43 PM Re: Shipping off Long Beach [Re: MarkHB]  
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That is alot of ships.

Can't imagine


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#575414 - 10/08/21 10:44 AM Re: Shipping off Long Beach [Re: MarkHB]  
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Flew over the Harbor a couple days ago and noticed more ships moored there than I've ever seen.
That is a Great Graphic and it's really impressive to zoom out and see how many ships are moving around the world.


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#575415 - 10/08/21 11:40 AM Re: Shipping off Long Beach [Re: MarkHB]  
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Great site, thanks. We are waiting for some stuff in that mess. From what I hear the major choke point it the lack of truck drivers. The port says they can work more hours but the on shore warehouses are full b/c of the lack of truckers to haul the goods out of the warehouse. Among other reasons, I guess the training of new truck drivers came to a near total halt during the early days of COVID.


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#575416 - 10/09/21 08:57 AM Re: Shipping off Long Beach [Re: MarkHB]  
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My wife worked in the freight forwarding industry up until we retired. She said ages ago the trucking industry is in trouble, not enough drivers and trailer chassis to carry the containers.


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#575417 - 10/10/21 02:58 PM Re: Shipping off Long Beach [Re: MarkHB]  
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"From what I hear the major choke point it the lack of truck drivers."

Probably true. But, when traveling on our freeways, the truck lanes are typically wearing out our highways. Also, I have never seen so many new sleeper cabs tractors pulling new trailers or new tractors pulling containers. Railroad equipment is getting a workout as well. Trains are really, really long. Their load can be semi trailers and/or containers, or liquid transporters.

Needless to say, California's infrastructure is getting the worst of this mess. Of course, if the backups continue, it might motivate manufacturers to start up their Made in USA production lines.


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