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LA Port breaks cargo record again as 96 anchored ships wait and authorities scramble to end mammoth backups

(Source: Daily Breeze, October 20, 2021)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Port of Los Angeles hit another record cargo month in September, bringing the port’s year-to-date growth to 26% over 2020. On Tuesday, Oct. 19, there were 159 vessels in port for both the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which sit side by side in the San Pedro Bay. Nearly 100 of those ships — 96, to be precise — were “parked” at anchor outside the twin ports where they would wait for days before being called in for processing.

Full story: Daily Breeze

Friday, October 22, 2021

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