This Is Not Just A Supply Chain Shortage, It Is An Organized Blockage!
Nov 24, 2021
Supply chain issues are only worsening. The government sabotaged the supply chain, and now they can’t undo the damage they did. It’s gonna be a rough winter for a lot of folks.
Higher prices at the gas pump .Stores charging two times more for stuff U.S. ports currently jammed with ships waiting to be unloaded.
As of late September, 2021 there is an average of 60 vessels – and as many as 73 – at anchor outside the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach, so the problem peaked this month.
Ships not getting past the offloading bottleneck at the ports. This has to do with huge increase in demand, No workers on the docks and no Power in China.
There’s a shortage of truckers at the ports for the goods to be taken off awaiting ships to come into port and offload. There are no port workers thanks to cheap pay.
More and more parked ships waiting offload. There is a shortage of cranes to unload the ships. CDL drivers to transport to distribution centers are lacking.
The ports are full of goods awaiting trucks to take the goods across America. This is partly caused by a California Truck Ban which says all trucks must be 2011 or newer ,and a law called AB 5 which prohibits Owner Operators.
Traditionally the ports have been served by not unionized Owner Operators . California has now banned all Owner Operators.
Long term truckers in California are not investing in new trucks because California has a law that will outlaw it in 2035. They want them to purchase electric trucks which do not exist yet.
25% of truck drivers have QUIT driving because of the new $ 15 min wage they can make elsewhere.