Fears are rising that the rapid spread of the delta variant may lead to a repeat of last year’s shipping nightmares. The partial closure of the world’s third-busiest container port yesterday is putting pressure on already-stretched supply chains ahead of the key shopping season. The hub of Los Angeles is already bracing for another potential decline in traffic from China. The resulting delays could also add to the price of container shipping, which is already up more than 220% this year.
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