Online shopping leads to strain at Port of Los Angeles


The number of shipments coming through the nation’s busiest container port complex in Los Angeles is up substantially from the first half of the year, reflecting a rebound in business and shift in consumer habits.

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka in an appearance Monday on CNBC said cargo volume is up 50% in the second half of 2020 from what arrived at docks through the first six months of the year, and it’s common for loaded ships to anchor at sea waiting for a dock to open up.

“It’s all the change in the American consumer,” Seroka said on “Power Lunch.” “We’re not buying services, we’re buying goods.”

The surge in shipments has put a strain on the supply chain at the…


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