U.S. Harbor Truckers Say West Coast Port Congestion Is Worsening



Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg

Gauging whether the logjams at the U.S.’s busiest gateway for trade are improving or not depends who you ask.

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka on Friday said the number of aging containers sitting on the docks awaiting collection had dropped 60% since the port announced it plans to charge ocean carriers penalties on Oct. 25.

Speak to the Harbor Trucking Association CEO Matt Schrap, and the picture looks different — empty boxes are now clogging up space elsewhere, including on chassis that are hooked onto trucks.

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