BILLINGS — “They’re calling it L.A. traffic jams in the shipping lanes of the Pacific Ocean, but the backlog of cargo ships waiting for a turn to dock and unload is impacting businesses in Montana.
On both the West and East coasts, ships are hanging out in the ocean for days, filling up a so-called cargo parking lot off receiving harbors.
Delay is impacting businesses and industries everywhere. Stores selling furniture and electronics are seeing delays and industry experts are already cautioning about holiday items coming in late.
Even online retail giant Amazon is launching early Black Friday deals to the public. It’s a chance for buyers to get some of those coveted items while they are still in stock.”
Montana could be hit hard so stock up soon, plan ahead, and expect delays.
This could create havoc.