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Supply chain ripple effects expected to stretch into 2022 and beyond

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Shipping containers at the Port of Houston in 2011. A supply chain expert says even if ports clear the backlog of ships waiting to unload containers, then the problem will be finding enough truck drivers to transport the goods across the country.

“If you think about it from the standpoint of a traffic jam … that accident may have occurred 30 minutes or an hour ago, but it has a lasting effect,” says a Texas-based supply chain expert.