Bloomberg Law
July 22, 2021, 11:43 AM

The Ship Bottleneck Off Los Angeles Is Getting Longer Again

Brendan Murray
Brendan Murray
Bloomberg News

The number of container ships waiting to enter the largest gateway for U.S. trade with Asia increased to a 3 1/2-month high, adding delays for companies trying to restock inventories on expectations for a solid economy in the second half of the year.

Twenty-six vessels were anchored awaiting berth space outside the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, as of late Wednesday, the most since April 4, according to officials who monitor marine traffic in San Pedro Bay. That’s up from 18 a week earlier and almost triple a 2021 low of nine set in late June. ...