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Here’s Why ‘Perfect Storm’ at West Coast Ports Will Spill Into 2022

As we settle into the new year, our Sourcing Summit Companion Report looks ahead at ways to optimize processes and performance.

The backlogs at the West Coast ports, creating bottlenecks for vessels waiting for an open dock, aren’t likely to end anytime soon. That’s the conclusion of Will Urban, chief revenue officer of freight forwarding company Flexport, who cited several reasons why he anticipates the congestion will continue, and doesn’t expect market conditions to improve until…

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