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US’s Supply-Chain Recovery Leaves LA Port Community in Its Dust


Shipping containers are stacked across the street from a residential area in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles on July 12. Photographer: Alisha Jucevic/Bloomberg


By Ngai Yeung and Augusta Saraiva

July 28, 2022 at 6:00 AM PDT


The worst of the supply-chain crisis may be over, but the problems haven't gone away for the neighborhood surrounding the US's busiest ports near Los Angeles.

For some of the 50,000 locals of Wilmington, known as the “Heart of the Harbor,” the jolt from almost two years of supply-chain chaos has been an unending disruption to their daily lives. Empty containers stacked several stories high sit on empty lots, while noise and congestion now stretch into the night from the shift to some around-the-clock port operations.


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