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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Whoops, didn't even consider traffic, did they?

The supply chain crisis has continued to affect US port cities with trucks hauling cargo containers remain backed up in Los Angeles traffic and Savannah tourists flocking to see cargo ships stuck outside the city's port. 

The cities of Los Angeles and Savannah have some of the country's busiest ports as goods and products, or lack thereof, are shipped there for delivery. 

A neighborhood in LA has been backed up with delivery trucks throughout the day waiting for the jammed up cargo ships to unload, much to the dismay of residents trying to maneuver around the huge vehicles.

5 comments:

  1. The log jam, so to speak, should only be on one side of the street. Blocking intersections is still illegal even in Californication. Depending on the neighborhood, a truck sitting in one place for more than a few minutes, would be quickly field stripped, and carted away by the Marauding Piranha Peoples. All sorts of small businesses thrive upon unintended consequences, and inviting opportunities on a local level. Cinder Block sales could skyrocket.

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  2. I read an analysis of the backlog comparing the number of containers to the number of available trucks with trailers available to haul the unloaded goods away which is compounded by more ships arriving daily with more containers. The analysis estimated that, currently, there is something like 3X the number containers than there are trucks available to haul the goods. With more container ships arriving daily, cause right now is peak goods delivery time for retail stores to stock shelves for the Christmas shopping season, this situation could last for another nine months or so.

    Desantis issued a statement recently, inviting the shipping companies to re-route to FL as they have "plenty" of dock and unloading capacity sitting mostly idle. Like that's going to happen. If that's announced as an even temporary work around, the unions at the CA ports will strike because they'll claim that FL is taking their work away from them.

    Nemo

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  3. ...and then there's WAPO and the White House red haired barking rat telling "journalists" that Americans should "lower their expectations" of finding stores having fully stocked shelves.

    Can't wait for the minority food riots to start. Never mind the projected food stamp cards not working. Imagine the chaos when minority shoppers show up at their local grocery stores and find the shelves bare. Oh joy. it'll make last summer's BLM/Antifa "peaceful demonstrations" look like a picnic in the countryside.

    Nemo

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  4. If they duped a container in front of my house I would do a salvage job on it. I would pull out the plasma cutter and start cutting off 50 pound pieces till I maxed out my truck. Fifteen hundred pounds of scrap Steele would be $130-150 a load.

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  5. Those stupid fuckers don't consider shit. Cause and effect don't even cross their brain pans. I've wondered all along why they didn't utilize some branch of the military to unload them ships. Who gives a damn who unloads them, just do it. Any ships with perishables I wonder if the load was dumped at sea. I know they have reefers but some stuff like fruits/vegetables only last so long.

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