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China's lockdowns haven't greatly affected maritime shipping

May 19, 2022
"What we've seen is consistent cargo flow," says Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.
Shipping hasn't slowed at the Port of Los Angeles, according to executive director Gene Seroka.
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Using “queuing theory” to understand supply chain logjams

Nov 16, 2021
"We can use some fancy math to predict how long the line will get," Keely Croxton of Ohio State says, then apply it to related problems.
According to logistics expert Keely Croxton, the mathematical formulas that explain wait times at an ATM can be applied to global supply chains.
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LA's port problems have retailers worrying about empty shelves for the holidays

Nov 9, 2021
Retailers and manufacturers are anxious about holiday shopping as they monitor supplies on delayed cargo ships.
Lots of space on the shelves in the toy department of a Houston Target store.
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Will round-the-clock work at Port of LA free up the supply chain?

Oct 15, 2021
It will help, but there are other jobs beyond the port that need to ramp up too.
Shipping containers are stacked at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest container port, on Nov. 7, 2019 in San Pedro, California.
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Floating traffic jam at California ports sets record

Sep 17, 2021
Hundreds of thousands of freight containers wait to be offloaded at ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Container ships and tankers were anchored near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in February. Currently, more than 60 ships are waiting to enter the two facilities.
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L.A.'s latest traffic jam: Dozens of container ships waiting to be unloaded

Mar 8, 2021
The longer there's a backlog, the more risk it poses to the recovering economy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant more people shopping online and fewer people able to work in shipping safely, resulting in today's backlogs.
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A view of the trade war from "America's Port"

Nov 19, 2019
At the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest in nation, tariffs are taking a toll.
At the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest in nation, tariffs are taking a toll.
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The Port of Los Angeles gives a lesson in mega ships

Aug 24, 2016
East Coast ports can learn a lot from Los Angeles about handling giant ships.
The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the largest container ship to ever call at a North America port, is docked at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.
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Record cargo ship docks in Los Angeles

Dec 25, 2015
The largest cargo vessel ever to call at a US port, will dock in Los Angeles.