Below is an excellent (and fairly brief) 6 minute detailed explanation on the container jam at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

When we find ourselves facing multiple shipping delays – whether personal or professional – sometimes it helps to see and understand the full story of “why”. Some of the details here are obvious, but some are the tiny yet critical components that we previously hadn’t considered.

All things considered, these next few months will be shaky, and no one can predict exactly when the lag will subside. We are approaching this as the norm over the next 6-9 months and through Chinese New year, which technically begins on January 31st.

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An average of 30 container ships a day have been stuck outside the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach just waiting to deliver their goods. The backlog is part of a global supply-chain mess spurred by the pandemic that means consumers could see delivery delays for weeks. Photo Composite: Adam Falk/The Wall Street Journal. Video Cred: The Wall Street Journal.