Supply Chains

How logjams at LA’s ports highlighted the global supply chain crisis - and pointed to ways to fix it

this is a port in Los Angeles

'The effects of the global supply chain crisis are visible everywhere you look.' Image: UNSPLASH/Barrett Ward

Patrick Henry
Senior Writer, Formative Content
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More than 70 ships carrying a total of 500,000 containers were stranded outside Los Angeles in October. Image: Reuters

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After the spike in 2020, global supply chain disruptions have now returned. Image: Statista

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Suppliers’ delivery times in the US and EU have slowed considerably amid the shipping crisis. Image: IMF

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