[Source: Wall Street Journal] The cargo surge swamping U.S. ports for almost two years is starting to overwhelm the Port of New York and New Jersey. A backup of container ships waiting outside the East Coast’s busiest port last week reached an average of 14 vessels a day, the highest it has been since the Covid-19 pandemic began battering supply chains.
Port officials are talking to ocean carriers, truckers and warehouses to ease the logjams amid expectations of a stronger rush of shipments in summer as the peak shipping season begins, said Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
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