Port Congestions Worsen During COVID-19

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics

With the daunting effects around the world by COVID-19, the logistics industry of North American has endured immense impacts like never. Not even the massive LA ports strike in 2002 can be compared to the level of repercussion all industries strain from since last year.

Navigating challenges with shipments at ports are extremely perplexing to the existing system. The operation, application, and development are all altered to hopefully catch on to the speed for remedies. With an immediate stop upon the COVID-19 inauguration, when the cargos begin to flow in mid-summer, both LA ports set the highest record in history until now.

When the number of ships comes flooding through the ports with more than the normal volume, it creates an immediate compress on the port operation. Moreover, with the presence of worker shortage, there are not enough drivers to transport the containers. The long wait it is, the more congested the ports become.  

18 Wheels Logistics operates out of all coastlines on the West Coast. Our experienced team members will coordinate your containers from ports to destinations whether they are in Vancouver or LA. We will get it done for you.

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.