Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, March 06, 2021

Off the coast of Los Angeles, more than two dozen container ships filled with exercise bikes, electronics and other highly sought imports have been idling for as long as two weeks. In Kansas City, farmers are struggling to ship soybeans to buyers in Asia. In China, furniture destined for North America piles up on factory floors.



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...Around the planet, the pandemic has disrupted trade to an extraordinary degree, driving up the cost of shipping goods and adding a fresh challenge to the global economic recovery. The virus has thrown off the choreography of moving cargo from one continent to another.

At the center of the storm is the shipping container, the workhorse of globalization....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-03-06 11:28 AM | Reply

Add to all of it... The steamship lines were forced to upgrade their ships to run on highway taxed Diesel. For many years they used off road Diesel.. Proved to be very costly for the retrofits..

#2 | Posted by penguinhead at 2021-03-06 06:49 PM | Reply

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