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The Port of Savannah is experiencing a backlog of shipping containers
The Port of Savannah is so backlogged with shipping containers, that if you lined them up from end-to-end, they could stretch from Atlanta to Windsor, Canada.
There are currently 80,000 containers at the port right now. Griff Lynch, the executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, said the port has been been dealing with this crisis since commerce picked up again in September 2020.
But he's assuring consumers and retailers that most of their goods will make it to store shelves in time for the holidays.
Lynch said the port needs more truckers, but many switched to e-commerce delivery during the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the staff that the port currently has is working 40% overtime, he said.