Backlog of Ships Stuck At U.S. Ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach
Patrick Penfield, professor of supply chain practice and director of Executive Education in the Whitman School, was interviewed by USA Today, Albany Times Union and CNYCentral about the supply chain issues that continue to plague businesses and industries.
With the current backlog of shipping containers at U.S. ports, people are beginning to question why this is happening. Some have developed theories that ships stuck out at sea are banned from doing business on U.S. soil. In the USA Today article, Penfield responded to these theories, saying, “To my knowledge, none of the ships in the ports are carrying containers from companies banned from doing business in the U.S. Honestly, that would make no sense.”