New York’s Port takes a hit from global supply chain crunch

For a city surrounded by water, New York can’t seem to find a place for its boats.

The region’s largest and busiest port—the Port of New York and New Jersey—is experiencing longer wait times and unusual backups as a national supply chain shortage threatens to bottle up the region’s maritime choke point just as goods are set to arrive for the holidays.

The inability to unload imports because of a nationwide shortage of trucking and rail cars, increased cargo volumes coming from Asia and a global decline of available shipping containers have all contributed to backlogs at quays in New York and Los Angeles, said Ira Breskin, senior

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