Things on the West Coast Ports are going from bad to worse and with no resolution in sight, it is now beginning to cripple the US economy. As more and more distributors, retailers, producers, manufacturers, and ordinary mom and pop business, decide that the time has come to blame something – last year it was the Polar Vortex which compared to the current climate conditions was a spring breeze – for what is a global economic depression, one from which the US is not decoupling. That something being the west coast port strike this time, coming soon to a Wall Street scapegoating “analyst” near you soon.
For those interested in tracking the port congestion as it gets progressively worse, here is a live map courtesy of
The shipping traffic in Long Beach
Not much going on in Seattle.
And, over in China…
Click on a ship and get the details. Very cool site!