West Coast Port Issues Resolved-Resolution Won’t Be Quick

Product manufacturers and retailers have had their patience stretched while trying to get products on the shelves due to the west coast ports labor dispute.  Finally a resolution is in place, however more time is needed before products are loaded and delivered throughout the country.  Port officials have informed retailers it will take 45 to 60 days to clear out the backlog, said Jonathan Gold, vice president of supply chain and customs policy at the National Retail Federation trade group.    

According to Reuters reports: “It’s not going to be fast,” Jon Slangerup, chief executive officer of the Port of Long Beach, told CNBC television. “It’s going to take us a couple of months to dig out, but we were at full strength on Saturday night, all full strength yesterday, and we’re going to stay at it until this backlog is cleared.”  writes Reuters Lewis Krauskopf.

Ships sit anchored outside the Port in Los Angeles

Cargo containers sit idle at the Port of Los Angeles as a back-log of over 30 container ships sit anchored outside the Port in Los Angeles, California, February 18, 2015. CREDIT: REUTERS/BOB RIHA, JR

 

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