The logistics crisis in the United States due to the COVID-19 crisis is getting worse.

Fox Business, an American economic media, reported that the number of cargo ships waiting to arrive at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reached an all-time high of 157.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are trade gateways to Asia, handling 40% of the unloading operations for container ships arriving from Asia to the United States.

The two ports are experiencing a serious bottleneck as import cargo surges ahead of the year-end shopping season while global logistics supply is being disrupted due to the corona crisis.

In relation to this, Port of Los Angeles director Jin Seroca said that as many as 200,000 containers are waiting to be unloaded.

Earlier, President Joe Biden held a countermeasure meeting at the White House last week and ordered 24-hour operation of Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to resolve the logistics crisis.

However, the situation is expected to worsen as container ships that cross the Pacific from Asian countries continue to arrive and become a bottleneck in land transportation.

Fox Business said that the logistics crisis is affecting not only the western US ports but also the eastern ports, and that 20 cargo ships are waiting to enter the port off Savannah, Georgia.

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