Vessels backing up at an alarming rate on the West Coast

Vessels are backing up at an alarming rate at West Coast ports due to congested marine terminals and work slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

The Marine Exchange of Southern California reported Wednesday that 17 container ships were at anchor and awaiting berths in Los Angeles-Long Beach. Oakland reported that five container ships were at anchor, and Tacoma reported six at anchor.

Read more details from Journal of Commerce | By: Bill Mongelluzzo | January 28, 2015

{photo source:}