Take a look at the record-breaking port congestion from 10,000 feet above, as 70 hulking cargo ships park off the LA coast | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Take a look at the record-breaking port congestion from 10,000 feet above, as 70 hulking cargo ships park off the LA coast

From above they might look like colorful specks in the distance, but the cargo ships floating off the coast of Southern California represent a massive bottleneck for the global supply chain.

On Monday, 97 hulking cargo ships were at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. At the time, 70 of the container ships were at anchor or in drift areas waiting for space to open up in the port, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California.

On Sunday, when Sam Kirschner snapped a photo from his plane window — over 10,000 feet above the shore — the Southern California ports had just finished a week in which they had hit a new ship-backlog record every day, as the queue lengthened by 10 ships.

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Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors are large, well equipped facilities. One has to wonder how it is that the volume of shipments has slowed down to such a degree!

A local store here in Santa Claus.

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