Part 1 Clogged Ports Require a Massive Solution… Not Patchwork Fixes

Part 1 Clogged Ports Require a Massive Solution… Not Patchwork Fixes

Corryn La Rue
Corryn La Rue
In this multi-part series, I’ll take you through different causes of the supply chain clog and the multiple solution avenues experts say will clear the pipes.

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka says the private sector needs to step up to help expand infrastructure, labor, and technology to support the expanding trade environment.

“55 percent of truck gates are unused every day, 30 percent of rail capacity is waiting for intermodal cargo to transfer through our port facility in this private sector area of our business. We’ve got the capacity to move more cargo, create more jobs, move more tax dollars and more investments into our supply chain. The private sector needs to join you and me in this effort.”

This week 61 ships idle towards Los Angeles ports, with a limited amount of people to unload them. Put simply, Seroka says southern California needs about 10 thousand workers to help unload ships, drive trucks, man warehouses, and utilize trains to unclog the supply chain.

“If we had more truckers, more warehouse workers, and the ability to absorb this cargo… we could bring more cargo through this port complex.”

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