Thanks to Brandon and Democrats America is now officially a third-world country.
It didn’t take long after Brandon entered the White House for freight ships to start lining up outside of every major US port.
The shipping delays cost Americans 4.5 times more for their goods and services.
The costs of shipping goods from Asia to the US have exploded under the Brandon regime.
When Donald Trump was president in 2020, the price to ship a container from Asia to California was $3,800. That price spiked to $17,000 in October of 2021.
Apparently, the Brandon regime never did resolve this crisis.
But the offshore traffic jam is back.
American Shipper reported:
If you only look at Los Angeles and Long Beach — the largest container import gateway in America — you’d think shipping congestion has drastically reduced. The number of ships waiting there has fallen to 26 from a high of 109 in January. But in fact, North American port congestion has just re-entered record territory. The offshore traffic jam is once again as bad as it’s ever been.
In January and February, when North American congestion previously peaked, there were just under 150 container vessels waiting off the coastlines. Two-thirds were in the Los Angeles/Long Beach queue.
As of Thursday morning, there were 153, the majority off East and Gulf Coast ports. Whereas the earlier West Coast pileup was centralized, highly publicized and relatively easy to track, today’s ship queue is more widely disbursed and attracting less attention.
During the last shipping crisis Pete Buttigieg was on paternity leave with his partner.
What’s his excuse this time?