Dozens of ships stuck offshore as Port of L.A. backup continues

Local news

Congestion at the Port of Los Angeles has been getting worse for months and shows no signs of letting up before the holidays, officials said Wednesday. 

The port in San Pedro is the busiest it’s been in its 114-year history as people buy more online than ever before, said Gene Seroka, its executive director.

As of Wednesday evening, a record 66 ships were stuck in the water. They’re waiting an average of six days, compared to two days in more normal times.

“We’re still moving more cargo than ever, but it’s not enough due to the buying power of the American consumer,” Seroka said. 

Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 News on Sept. 29, 2021.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Most Popular

Latest News

More News