Port Congestion Expected to Increase Well Beyond the Chinese New Year

The effects of the global pandemic have significantly impacted California-based port facilities in terms of labor availability and congestion, with December of 2020 being the worst month to date.

A significant boost in imports is the reason for overcrowding, and recent data reveals that many imports have increased due to sourcing from China. These complications are expected to continue well into the Chinese New Year and even after, as March is predicted to be a time of disarray. 

A potential solution to this problem, according to Jerry Critchfield, vice president of transportation at Weber Logistics, is to connect with a drayage supplier that can provide its own chassis and utilizes a computerized appointment system. 

Source: Supply Chain Dive