[VIDEO] Supply Chain Problems Lead to Traffic Jam in Port of L.A.

April 20, 2021

On any given day since mid-2020, the Port of Los Angeles has had as many as 30 container ships anchored outside and waiting to eventually dock. This video looks at how the pandemic inspired a boom in online purchases while also causing a shortage of shipping workers, leading to the transportation crisis currently taking place at ports across the world. 


  1. How did the pandemic lead to supply chain problems that caused traffic jams at major ports around the world?
  2. How could rising global shipping costs potentially affect prices for businesses and consumers?