We’re Not Going to Conference-Call Our Way Out of Port Congestion

Stacked containers as ships unload their cargo at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif., November 22, 2021. (Mike Blake/Reuters)
Democrats’ preferred method of solving problems isn’t going to be the reason that our ports get moving again.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Biden administration is trying to spin a story of progress on the supply-chain crisis. It’s not working.

As Jim Geraghty highlighted in the Morning Jolt today, many businesses all across the country are facing shortages of a variety of products. As I pointed out last week, the supposedly shorter queue of ships waiting to unload at Los Angeles and Long Beach is the consequence of a different queuing system, not better efficiency. The line is actually longer than it was three weeks ago, and the timeliness of trans-Pacific freight is the worst it has ever been.

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