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West Coast Port Terminals Temporarily Shut Down

West Coast Port

The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach closed Thursday, April 6th due to a manpower shortage that may have been exacerbated by drawn-out labor talks.

Port of Los Angeles & Long Beach

According to Bloomberg, the port terminals were shut down as of 5:00 PM Pacific Time due to a lack of on-hand, available labor.

For some background, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are among the largest and busiest ports in the world - significant for their economic, environmental, infrastructure, and strategic importance, playing a crucial role in the global economy and international trade.

Expect delays

It is currently unclear when they plan to reopen, however DSV will continue to monitor the situation as updates are released. If you have any further questions or concerns, please reach out to your local DSV representative.

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