This article shows that it isn’t so easy to divert containers from LA/LongBeach to other ports. The smaller ports don’t have the infrastructure to handle the added containers efficiently. They may not even be able to get drivers to move the incoming containers. And how will they handle empties? Ship them to LA/Long Beach? It’s a complete mess for shippers and forwarders.
The article details some of the techniques people are trying. Each has its own set of problems to wrestle with.
By Paul Berger Oct. 24, 2021 8:00 am ETShippers Find New Supply-Chain Hurdles at Alternate Ports – WSJ