Harry Wilmerding on October 19, 2021
A trucking company has reportedly dumped empty shipping containers in Los Angeles suburban streets that are located near clogged California ports amid an ongoing supply chain crisis and rising inflation, according to a local news outlet.
The UCTI trucking company’s lot only has room for 65 containers, forcing them to locate additional space for cargo boxes along residential streets in Wilmington, California, CBSLA reported Monday. President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports in California would be required to stay open 24/7 to fight the growing supply chain problems experienced throughout the country.
“It’s a bunch of neighbors that are very upset because it’s a non-stop issue,” local resident Sonia Cervantes told CBSLA. Cervantes added that that a container had blocked her car at one point while she attempted to leave for work.
“Right now with the ports and everything that’s going on over there we’re stuck with the containers, having to bring them all to the yard, and we only have so much space,” UCTI Trucking owner Frank Arrieran told CBSLA. more