Congestion and traffic in California Ports

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab

Congestion can be found in every port of California. Congestion mitigates the benefits of economies of scale and causes delays in cargo shipment and transportation from port to truck and rail systems. In 2015, port congestion could have caused up to 7 billion dollars in loss. An increase in trade is causing capacity issues for some ports and all of California needs to work on projects and develop new infrastructure to accommodate inefficient methods of moving containers.