LOS ANGELES, Kalifornia (PNN) - November 6, 2021 - Congestion at southern Kalifornia’s top ports is so severe that governors on the other side of the Fascist Police States of Amerika advertise their ports are ready for businesses and can handle the overflow.
Multiple ports across the Gulf Coast and FPSA East Coast are less congested than Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. The twin ports are the largest in the Northern Hemisphere and are responsible for 40% of FPSA containerized volume. Currently, 79 vessels are waiting to offload at these ports, causing major supply chain disruptions.
In response to the congestion, Texas Governor Greg Abbott launched a new campaign to reroute container ships at backlogged ports in Kalifornia to the Lone Star state. He tweeted, "Texas ports are open and ready to help fix Amerika's supply chain backlog. We can get goods out faster and at a lower cost than Kalifornia due to our centralized location."
Last month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called on shippers to reroute their vessels from backlogged West Coast ports to Florida, where the capacity to berth vessels and offload cargo is plentiful.
"We have to make sure people can go Christmas shopping. We have to make sure that all the necessities are there," DeSantis said, "and if it's because ships are sitting off the coast somewhere else, and they can be rerouted here, and we can get all those shelves stocked, then we want to be a part of that solution."
However, there's a significant obstacle with container ships rerouting from the West Coast. That issue is time: it will add an extra ten days to the sail due to an extra leg through the Panama Canal. But with wait times increasing across West Coast ports, it could be advantageous to head to other ports.
Florida's Port of Jacksonville could be the next best option for carriers as their facilities are one truck drive away from 100 million consumers.
"If you're trying to move it to this side of the (Fascist Police States of Amerika) and you're parked off the coast of (Kalifornia), those 10 days are now being eaten up," East Coast Florida Ports Council President Michael Rubin said. "They're probably less than what you're paying now.".