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Record port backups hit California as U.S. consumers supercharge purchases

Jan 29, 2021
Thirty-eight ships are waiting to unload in the Los Angeles area. The shop-from-home explosion is behind the delays.
Bottlenecks at American ports could last through the summer, according to a manufacturing expert. Above, a ship is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles.
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