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RISING TIDE: Bigger vessels such as this cargo-container ship are calling at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, making it more difficult to unload cargo quickly.

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How Mounting Congestion at Local Ports Is Affecting Apparel Importers

Import & Export

Bob Wysocki of Sears Holdings complained that sometimes it takes as long as one to two weeks to extract his merchandise out of the port complex in Los Angeles and get Sears’ cargo containers on a train, where it might take another two weeks to reach a warehouse.

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