America is facing the twin threats of rail and trucker strikes just as signs emerge that its ports on both coasts are getting overloaded once again.
The ongoing negotiations between dockworker unions and employees on the US west coast are also fraying nerves for many involved in supply chains. The twin threats of road and rail strikes during the peak season come as data shows congestion is growing at the country’s top two ports, Los Angeles and Long Beach. The number of import containers waiting for more than nine days at both ports has shot up this month to their highest figures in the year to date. Congestion on the east coast has been brewing for many weeks too.
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