If you travel frequently through the state of California, you know all too well about port congestion. Even when shipping cargo from other states, or even your own country, to California, you will often feel that each new hurdle is only getting higher. The ongoing California port congestion problem is one of the worst obstacles right now facing shipping traffic through the Golden State. Indeed, this port crisis has been given many names, among them “the dead end of the road,” and “the freight depot revolution,” among others. The port logjam has resulted in delays that have affected many shipping routes, and even entire container ships have been stuck in one spot, unable to get underway.
But there are solutions to the port congestion problem that are starting to appear, as shippers begin looking for solutions themselves. While it is true that the solutions being sought by shippers cannot help to alleviate the immediate problems facing shippers, these solutions could make a big difference over time. To illustrate how such solutions can make a significant difference in the long term, consider how the increased efficiency provided by improved shipping logistics and increased shipping service costs have resulted in less fuel expenses, less wear and tear on the infrastructure, and a more secure supply chain. In short, the solutions being sought by shippers are having a significant positive impact on the bottom line.