There is approximately USD$30billion in trade on vessels anchored off the East Coast and West Coast of the USA. In addition, there is c~USD$1.5 billion in trade landlocked at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles waiting for rail service.
The Container Transport Alliance of Australia recently released an article summarising the reasons behind the transport challenges and rising transport costs that are currently being experienced right around the country.
Every day, thousands of personal and commercial goods are imported into Australia. Depending on what you’re bringing in and why you may need an import permit to be able to bring your shipment into Australia.