111 container ships are currently off the coast of Southern California waiting to be unloaded. Prior to the pandemic, 20 would have been record-breaking. A shortage of dockworkers and drivers (slowing processing times) and a recent surge in consumer demand have led to this unprecedented backlog. On November 15th, both ports will begin charging shipping companies $100 a day for every container left on the docks.

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(Source: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide)