The shipping crisis in California is now so bad that officials should consider declaring a state of emergency, the head of the California Trucking Association says
- A California trucking boss says officials should consider a state of emergency over clogged ports.
- On Monday, the number of vessels waiting to enter the ports of LA and Long Beach hit new records.
Officials in Southern California should consider declaring a state of emergency to help ease clogged ports in the area, a state trucking boss said.
In an interview with Fox News, Shawn Yadon, CEO of the California Trucking Association, said every stakeholder in the
On Monday, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach hit a fresh record of 100 vessels floating off the coast waiting to dock and unload, according to data from the Marine Exchange.
Labor shortages along the supply chain, including trucking, had contributed to a "perfect storm" hitting ports, Yadon said, per Fox Business.
"I think we are in a situation in California where a state of emergency related to the ports is certainly something that should be considered," he said.
Of the 100 ships waiting Monday, 97 were container ships, carrying cargo that could potentially miss the holiday shopping season.
Before the pandemic, the ports' highest record had been 17 ships waiting to anchor, Kip Louttit, the head of the Marine Exchange told Insider this week.
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