Why There are Now So Many Shortages (It's Not COVID)

Published on June 22, 2021
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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
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References
[1] https://www.joc.com/port-news/us-ports/port-los-angeles/top-us-port-gateways-expand-share-asian-imports_20180831.html
[2] https://www.freightwaves.com/news/new-video-shows-massive-scope-of-california-box-ship-traffic-jam
[3] https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-imports-are-stuck-on-ships-floating-just-off-los-angeles-11617183002
[4] https://www.freightwaves.com/news/no-relief-global-container-shortage-likely-to-last-until-2022
[5] https://www.hillebrand.com/media/publication/where-are-all-the-containers-the-global-shortage-explained
[6] https://www.vox.com/22410713/lumber-prices-shortage
[7] https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/30/a-major-chlorine-shortage-is-set-to-spoil-swimming-pool-fun-this-summer.html
[8] https://www.wsj.com/articles/ketchup-packet-savers-squeeze-them-for-profits-11618412629
[9] https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/gadgets-tech/video-games-consoles/ps5-restock-release-date-pre-order-uk-b1835043.html
[10] http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~mastjjb/jeb/or/jit.html

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