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As US shipping ports grow increasingly congested, logistics leaders and local officials are seeking solutions to the national supply chain crisis.

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The City of Long Beach, California, issued a statement on Friday announcing it will temporarily permit additional container stacking to free up space and alleviate port congestion.

The announcement came shortly after Ryan Peterson, CEO of the freight logistics company Flexport, took to Twitter to share a similar recommendation after detailing his observations from a three-hour boat tour of the overloaded complex in Long Beach.

In a lengthy Twitter thread, Peterson - who noted that port operations in Long Beach were "at a standstill" on Friday, with "containers piling up in the terminal yard" due to lack of space - expressed the urgency of the situation and called for action.

"It seems that everyone now agrees that the bottleneck is yard space at the container terminals," Peterson wrote on Twitter. "The terminals are simply overflowing with containers, which means they no longer have space to take in new containers either from ships or land. It's a true traffic jam."


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