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Nearly 80,000 shipping containers are piled high in the Port of Savannah, a report says

The Port of Savannah, like other ports around the US, is approaching crisis point, according to a report by The New York Times.

It has nearly 80,000 containers — 50% more than normal — stacked up, and the person that oversees the port says he's "never had the yard as full as this."

About 700 containers have been left there for a month or more, per The Times. In September, 4,500 containers sat in the port for weeks, waiting to be collected by the trucks or boats that take them to their next destination, The Times reported.

These issues have become common in ports around the world.



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