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West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Face 2022 Clash Amid Port Snarls

[Source: Transport Topics] With a near-record 75 containerships waiting outside the U.S.’s largest port complex in Southern California, unionized dockworkers have strengthened their indispensable role in the supply chain.

Facing high import volumes, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are ramping up to 24/7 operations to help ease the congestion that experts say could continue well into next year. The San Pedro Bay ports also are levying a surcharge on ocean carriers whose containers languish too long.

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