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Sen. Amy Klobuchar says 'we need kids to go into jobs where we have shortages' like healthcare workers, plumbers, electricians

Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks during a hearing on June 15, 2021.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota said kids should go into jobs where there are workforce shortages. Klobuchar said the country faces a shortage of "plumbers, electricians, construction workers."  "We need people, we need kids to go into jobs that we have shortages," she said.   While addressing issues with the economy and touting the Build Back Better Act, Sen. Amy Klobuchar said re...
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Video shows what a crane operator sees while loading containers onto a cargo ship from over 100 feet in the air

Associated Press A retired crane instructor shared videos documenting what it's like loading hulking cargo ships. Crane operators are typically dock workers with decades of experience. The role is precise and physically demanding, requiring operators to move at least 25 containers per hour. Backlogs at the nation's largest ports underscore the importance of the everyday mechanisms that help keep the supply chain running.The role of crane operators has taken center stage this year as l...
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Amazon is confident it can deliver your holiday packages in time. It's chartering its own ships and reportedly using half-empty trucks

An Amazon driver carrying packages.Patrick T. FALLON / AFP Amazon has spent $4 billion to combat shipping delays, according to a Bloomberg report. Amazon chartered its own ships, built up Amazon Air, and hired 150,000 seasonal workers. The retailer is one of many to take extra steps to move goods in time for holiday shopping season. From chartering its own ships to building up its air cargo fleet and adding thousands of seasonal workers, Amazon has been operating in overdrive to make sure it ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Asia, News, Washington, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Bloomberg, E-commerce, Economy, Ikea, Retail, Houston, Shortages, Patrick T Fallon


SpaceX has pushed back delivery times for some Starlink preorders and apologized to customers, saying that silicon shortages have slowed production of its internet kit

Elon Musk's SpaceX offered an apology to some of its Starlink customers.Picture Alliance/Getty Images Elon Musk's SpaceX apologized to Starlink preorder customers for shipping delays. Silicon shortages have slowed down Starlink's production rate, per the company's email. A Starlink customer said the mid- to late 2021 delivery date he was given was delayed to January 2022. SpaceX has apologized to Starlink customers after pushing back some preorders, saying that silicon shortag...
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Here's how the supply-chain crisis could impact your holiday turkeys, toys, travel plans, and more

Betsie Van Der Meer/ Getty Images The supply chain has been in chaos since the pandemic started, causing shortages and price hikes. Holiday shopping demand is set to worsen the shipping crisis. This holiday season Americans can expect soaring prices, shortages, and travel cancellations. Everywhere you look, there seems to be a new shortage popping up. Major supply-chain disruptions have coincided with a boom in consumer demand, which has caused mass shortages and price hikes. Experts warn thi...
Tags: Apple, Holiday Shopping, News, Oregon, China, US, Samsung, Trends, Supply Chain, Bloomberg, Features, Sony, Hilton, Retail, Christmas Gifts, Pacific Northwest


Goods stuck in California port jam will likely miss holiday shopping season

AP Cargo ships at the nation's largest port have taken as long as two months to unload. Shipments from China to the US take about 73 days to reach their destination — over a month after Christmas. Several major retailers have taken steps to side-step the issue, but it might not be enough. It might already be too late to start holiday shopping.A major traffic jam at the nation's largest port has spawned shortages and price hikes just in time for peak holiday shopping season. Cargo ship...
Tags: Amazon, Holiday Shopping, Home Depot, News, California, China, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Walmart, Economy, Ap, Retail, Victoria, Levi's, Southern California


For the third time in one month, Southern California ports delayed doling out millions of dollars in fines for lingering shipping containers

Michael Wells/Getty Images On Monday, Southern California ports delayed collecting fines for cargo that had lingered too long. The fines went into effect on November 1, but won't be collected until at least November 29. The fines have been delayed three times since they were announced on October 25. The ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach delayed the collection of millions of dollars in punitive fines for shipping companies that had let cargo containers stack up at terminals on Monday — t...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Port Of Los Angeles, Retail, Long Beach, Trucking, Shortages, Shipping Containers, Container Ship, National Retail Federation


Cargo ships aren't the only bottleneck — shipping containers sat on land longer than ever last month

Containers at the port of Los Angeles, California, US.Xinhua/Getty Images The Southern California ports also face backlogs on land as containers wait to be picked up. Dwell time for containers traveling by truck hit a new record in October. Overloaded warehouses and shortages of workers and chassis have made it difficult to pick up cargo. Backlogs on land at the nation's largest ports hit a new record in October.While the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach have continued to break records...
Tags: Transportation, News, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Retail, Long Beach, Shortages, Shipping Containers, Container Ship, PMSA, Cargo Ships, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, Jessica Alvarenga


Cargo ships queues have been pushed 150 miles off the coast of Southern California

Halbergman/Getty Images Cargo ships in California began queuing further out to sea this week. The new policy is part of a bid to address safety and environmental concerns from the traffic jam. One expert told Insider this policy is likely to reduce harmful emissions on the coastline.  Cargo ships queues for the nation's largest ports were pushed over 100 miles further out to sea this week, as a part of a bid to improve air quality and safety along the California coast.Over 100 ships, whic...
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Cargo ship queues have been pushed 150 miles off the coast of Southern California

Halbergman/Getty Images Cargo ships in California began queuing further out to sea this week. The new policy is part of a bid to address safety and environmental concerns from the traffic jam. One expert told Insider this policy is likely to reduce harmful emissions on the coastline.  Cargo ships queues for the nation's largest ports were pushed over 100 miles further out to sea this week, as a part of a bid to improve air quality and safety along the California coast.Over 100 ships, whic...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Long Beach, Southern California, Shortages, Container Ship, University of California Davis, Kleeman, Cargo Ships, Spire Global


Lower-income households may have to decide between paying for food and buying gifts this holiday season

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Nearly 12% of US consumers don't plan to shop this holiday season, a Deloitte survey found. Most of them are lower-income households who cited the rising cost of food as a main concern. A combination of inflation and shortages could mean that the holidays are more expensive this year. Rising prices could mean some families won't be able to afford holiday gifts this year. The percentage of consumers who don't plan to shop this holiday season is spiking at...
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California lawmakers call for a state of emergency at ports, warning of a 'massive crisis with no signs of slowing'

Governor Gavin Newsom at the Port of Long BeachAssociated Press Eight US representatives urged Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a State of Emergency for the ports. The lawmakers called for Newsom to suspend several regulations for ports, warehouses, and truckers. On Tuesday, the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach broke another record for backlogged ships. California lawmakers are calling for Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency for backlogged ports in Los Angeles and Long Be...
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At the last minute, Southern California ports delayed doling out $4.8 million in fines for companies who haven't picked up nearly 50,000 shipping containers

Michael Wells/Getty Images On Monday, Southern California ports delayed collecting fines for cargo that had lingered too long. The fines went into effect on November 1, but won't be collected until at least November 22. The aggregate fines currently come to over $4.8 million, but will continue to rise rapidly. The ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach delayed the collection of millions of dollars in punitive fines for shipping companies that had let cargo containers stack up at terminals on...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Port Of Los Angeles, Retail, Long Beach, Southern California, Shortages, Shipping Containers, National Retail Federation, Port of Long Beach


At the last minute, Southern California ports delayed doling out over $4.8 million in fines for companies who haven't picked up nearly 50,000 shipping containers

Michael Wells/Getty Images On Monday, Southern California ports delayed collecting fines for cargo that had lingered too long. The fines went into effect on November 1, but won't be collected until at least November 22. The aggregate fines currently come to over $4.8 million for Monday alone, but will continue to rise rapidly. The ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach delayed the collection of millions of dollars in punitive fines for shipping companies that had let cargo containers stack u...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Port Of Los Angeles, Retail, Long Beach, Southern California, Shortages, Shipping Containers, National Retail Federation, Port of Long Beach


A second mate explains how cargo ships 'race to anchor' outside backlogged ports and vie for spots in weeks-long lines

Touring the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Thomas Pallini/Insider Second mate Bryan Boyle explained the supply-chain crisis from a mariner's perspective. Cargo ships at some ports race to anchor and reserve spots in lines that can span weeks. Boyle describes how cargo ships vie for spots in line in a YouTube video. A merchant marine said the shipping crisis has turned leisurely trips between nearby ports into races.Second mate Bryan Boyle said in a YouTube video that efforts to g...
Tags: Transportation, News, Youtube, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Atlantic, Boats, Long Beach, Houston, Maersk, Southern California, Shortages, Charleston, Savannah, Container Ship


A trucker explains the truck driver shortage: We're 'tired of carrying the country on our backs'

One high school is offering a truck-driving elective for students amid a widespread trucker shortage and an aging workforce. Mint Images/Getty Images A trucker explained why companies are reporting a truck driver shortage. Port driver Shauntai Robinson said it has become increasingly difficult to sustain a trucking career. In October, the American Trucking Association said the US needs 80,000 more truck drivers. A trucker broke down the key issues that are causing the truck driver shortage...
Tags: Transportation, News, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, United States, Retail, Trucking, South Carolina, Port, Shortages, Robinson, CDL, American trucking association, Price Hikes


Vizio says it's helping shipping partners hire truck drivers and warehouse workers so that TVs reach stores in time for the holiday season

Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Vizio CFO Adam Townsend said the company is using its expertise to help shippers hire workers. The company said its work has helped it bring electronics into stores in time for Black Friday. Over the past year, shortages of truckers and warehouse workers have worsened the supply-chain crisis. Supply-chain snags have forced Vizio to find creative ways to keep store shelves stocked ahead of the holiday shopping season.The tech company...
Tags: Transportation, Home Depot, News, China, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Walmart, Boats, Retail, Vizio, Shortages, Townsend, The Boston Globe, Big Box, Tech Insider


Some employers with just under 100 staff are wary of hiring more workers and being sucked into Biden's vaccine mandate, according to a report

President Biden's vaccine mandate is due to come into force on January 4. Karwai Tang/Getty Images President Biden's vaccine mandate will apply to companies with 100 or more employees. Two employers with just under 100 employees told the NYT they're now wary of hiring more staff. One employer, with 96 workers, said she could lose a quarter of her staff if the mandate applied. Two businesses with just under 100 employees have told The New York Times they're wary about hiring...
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Shipping company warns it's having trouble finding crew to run freighters, threatening further delays

Associated Press Wah Kwong Maritime Transport said its application rates are flagging for the first time in decades. At the onset of the pandemic, over 200,000 seafarers were stranded at sea. Backlogged ports and COVID-19 restrictions threaten morale for crews that transport 90% of all goods. COVID-19 has taken a toll on shipping crews across the world - and a Hong Kong-based maritime company warns it could cause a lack of seafarers.Wah Kwong Maritime Transport, a privately owned shipping...
Tags: Transportation, Hong Kong, News, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Bloomberg, Economy, Maritime, Philippines, Boats, Retail, Shortages, Yale University, Reuters, Container Ship


See inside a 958-foot cargo ship, from the crew's living quarters to the massive engine room

A view of the Maersk Ohio from above Courtesy of Bryan Boyle A merchant marine captured life at sea on a video tour of a Maersk cargo ship. The video shows the technology that helps guide the ship, as well as the crews' living quarters. Second mate Bryan Boyle said his work has given him the opportunity to explore numerous destinations. A merchant marine gave a tour of a 958-foot cargo ship that showed the intricacies of hulking freighters that haul 90% of the world's goods.In the ...
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How to avoid supply chain disruptions on your Thanksgiving table this year

bhofack2/Getty Images The supply chain crisis may impact your Thanksgiving dinner due to shortages and price increases. Everything from the size of the turkey to the price of the cranberry sauce on your table will be a little different this year, experts warn. Supply chain stress can be avoided by shopping early and outsourcing your dinner to local restaurants. Thanksgiving might look a little different this year as the US grapples with the supply chain crisis. Experts are warning consume...
Tags: Food, News, Thanksgiving, Whole Foods, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Usda, Turkey, Fox, Retail, Thanksgiving Dinner, Dinner, Maria, Shortages, Nestle


Shake Shake wants to open over a dozen restaurants, but limited construction supplies might make it impossible until next year

NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images Shake Shack may not be able to open any more locations until next year because of the supply chain. Shortages in construction materials are delaying some locations from opening until 2022, according to its latest earnings call. The company originally hoped to open 12 to 15 new Shake Shack locations in the fourth quarter. Shake Shack may not be able to open any more locations until later next year because of supply chain disruptions.Shortages in constru...
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Shake Shack wants to open over a dozen restaurants, but limited construction supplies might make it impossible until next year

NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images Shake Shack may not be able to open any more locations until next year because of the supply chain. Shortages in construction materials are delaying some locations from opening until 2022, according to its latest earnings call. The company originally hoped to open 12 to 15 new Shake Shack locations in the fourth quarter. Shake Shack may not be able to open any more locations until later next year because of supply chain disruptions.Shortages in constru...
Tags: News, Trends, Supply Chain, Retail, Construction, Shortages, Shake Shack, Randy Garutti, Pandemic, Setbacks, Garutti, Construction Equipment, NICOLAS ASFOURI, Emily Walsh, Labor Shortage, COVID-19


Truckers at backlogged ports say they've waited in miles-long lines for up to 8 hours without pay

Mario Tama/Getty Images Harbor truckers told Insider they wait for hours on end in lines at backlogged ports. Long wait times cut into truckers' pay and cause them to miss appointments. 10 port drivers told Insider about 5-mile lines that can take as long as 8 hours to get through. Port drivers are paying the price for backlogged ports. Truckers say they regularly face long wait times and low pay as a result.10 harbor truckers told Insider they've idled for hours outside ports. Fo...
Tags: Transportation, News, Justice, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Retail, Long Beach, Truckers, West Coast, Southern California, Shortages, Charleston, Container Ship, Port of Long Beach


Nearly 60,000 shipping containers are on a penalty clock for a $100-per-day fine at backlogged Southern California ports

Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images 58,900 containers are racking up $100-per-day fines at ports in Southern California. Shipping companies will be charged on November 15 for containers that linger in ports for over 9 days. Experts told Insider they expect the fines will do little to move the goods out of the ports. 58,900 shipping containers are racking up fines at ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach.Last month, the Southern California ports announced that they would begin fining shipping co...
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The supply-chain crisis propelled the world's largest shipping company to its most profitable quarter in 117 years

Associated Press Maersk announced its most profitable quarter in its 117-year history on Tuesday. The shipping company benefited from record shipping rates as port delays snarled the supply chain. Maersk CEO Soren Skou said he sees no end in sight for the shipping crisis. Maersk, the world's largest shipping company, posted its most profitable quarter in its 117-year history on Tuesday.Shipping companies have been one of few players in the supply chain to benefit from the shipping cri...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, News, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Maersk, Financial Times, Shortages, Container Ship, Bloomberg TV, Maersk Line, Cargo Ships, Soren Skou


Wall Street bankers are going without Pret sandwiches because the supply chain crisis has led to a bread shortage

Pret is struggling to get hold of enough bread. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Pret's CEO said the chain was struggling to make enough sandwiches because of ingredient shortages. Pano Christou said this was denting sales in downtown Manhattan, home to Wall Street, and other key markets. Ingredient shortages caused by the supply chain crisis are plaguing the restaurant industry. Sandwich chain Pret a Manger said it's struggling to get hold of enough bread and other ingredients to make...
Tags: Transportation, New York, News, Restaurants, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Bloomberg, Retail, Manhattan, Shortages, Pret A Manger, Christou, Labor Shortage, Mary Hanbury, Pano Christou


A truck driver offered a clear picture of backlogs at US ports: it's like 'going to Walmart on Black Friday, but imagine only one cashier'

The driver of this mysterious 18-wheeler could smoke in their free time, and I frankly wouldn't care! Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A Teamster driver broke down some of the issues truck drivers are facing at backlogged ports. He said shortages of chassis and crane operators at ports have created major headaches for drivers. Long wait times at ports have made it increasingly difficult for some drivers to turn a profit. A truck driver broke down the key issues ...
Tags: Transportation, News, White House, US, Trends, Walmart, Economy, Getty Images, Boats, Retail, Johnson, Southern California, Shortages, Ryan Johnson, Price Hike, Cargo Ships


This satellite video shows how cargo-ship backlogs in Southern California ports surged from 0 to 100 in 2 years

Marine Exchange of Southern California Satellite data from Spire Maritime shows how the shipping backlog in California has progressed. Backlogs at ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach have broken multiple records this year. Take a look at Spire Maritime's video to see how the crisis grew to over 100 cargo ships. Look no further than satellite data to see how congestion at ports in Southern California surged in the past two years.Before the pandemic, the ports in Long Beach and Los Ange...
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The supply chain crisis could last into 2023 unless governments boost spending in ports, railways, and warehouses, a shipping exec warns

The global supply chain has been running at peak demand for the past 12 months. Getty Images/Sasin Tipchai The supply chain crisis could last another year if governments don't step in, a shipping exec says. The warning came from Jeremy Nixon, CEO of one of the world's largest freight companies, Ocean Network Express. Governments should "switch people out of some parts of the economy" to help, he told the FT. The CEO of one of the world's largest shipping companies is calling fo...
Tags: Transportation, News, White House, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Gartner, Retail, North America, Delays, Financial Times, Southern California, Shortages, Nixon, US West Coast, Mary Hanbury