Ports just keep getting busier West Coast expects volume of cargo to double by 2020

The dozens of cargo ships anchored off the coast of Southern California last summer painted the picture of a robust economy, but behind the stranded armada waiting to unload its cargos was a story of supply-chain chaos and a damaging trade imbalance. Experts say the logjam experienced at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may be a prelude to a deeper crisis that could affect all West Coast ports in coming months and years, including the Port of Oakland.