Southern California Ocean Exchange executive director Kip Ludit said in July that the normal number of container ships at anchor is between zero and one. Lutit said: "These ships are twice or three times the size of those seen 10 or 15 years ago. They take longer to unload, they also need more trucks, more trains, and more. More warehouses to load."
Since the United States restarted economic activities in July last year, the impact of increased container ship transportation has appeared. According to Bloomberg News, the US-China trade is busy this year, and retailers are buying in advance to greet the US holidays and China's Golden Week in October, which has aggravated the busy shipping.
Suffering from the torrential rains caused by Hurricane Ada, the New Orleans Port Authority was forced to suspend its container terminal and bulk cargo transportation business. Local agricultural traders stopped exporting operations and closed at least one soybean crushing plant.