The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are struggling with unprecedented congestion, and the resulting supply chain pressures continue to wreak havoc on the economy.
More than 40% of the Nation's imports from Asia come through these ports, and most freight containers in the Ports are moved by trucks, which are often forced to idle for hours due to high traffic and the lack of available land to process the overwhelming amount of container traffic.
This traffic has severely restricted the elevated flow of goods through the ports, forcing businesses and households to continue to deal with delayed items and the added burden of the highest inflation rate in 40 years.
Unfortunately, this trend shows no indication of reversing anytime soon. Today, more than 20 million containers are processed by the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach annually, with that number projected to rise to 34 million by 2030. The math is simple - the Ports have run out of room to handle TEUs, creating the critical need for a relief valve.
The Mojave Inland Port is that relief valve, and it will speed the flow of goods to their destinations by processing up to 3 million TEUs per year. These containers will be offloaded from ships to dockside trains, where they will be transported through the underutilized Alameda Corridor directly to Mojave, which will serve as a hub for distributing the containers to their final destinations.