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FBA logistics have been tricky to navigate for the past two years and we at River Source Logistics try to keep a close eye on the news in the logistics industry and Amazon. We have been hearing of a possible situation that may cause further shipping delays at the Los Angeles Port.

We have been hearing of a possible port strike by Union workers due to contract negotiations this July 2022. A strike at the Los Angeles port could affect the unloading of inbound freight thus creating further delays to the already strained Amazon Supply Chain .

Here is an excerpt from

International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), face a contract battle this year amid supply chain issues related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the looming threat of war. The ILWU contract with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) is going to expire on July 1 this year at 29 ports in Washington, Oregon, and California that account for 44 percent of US container traffic.

We do not know if strikes will occur but due to the potential delays to inbound freight if it does, it may be a good idea to plan to ship products from China to the Los Angeles port prior to July in order to avoid further delays.