A cargo ship stacked with shipping containers is docked at the Port of Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
UPDATED 7:02 AM PT – Thursday, November 11, 2021
Despite what Joe Biden claims about the supply chain crisis, industry experts are warning the worst is yet to come. During a press conference Wednesday, Biden claimed there are more goods coming into the U.S. than ever before.
“So we got nearly 20 percent more goods coming into the country than we did before the pandemic,” he stated. “COVID-19 has changed the way we spend our time and our money. More products are being delivered than ever before.”
According to industry leaders, however, Biden is wrong and the U.S. is in the middle of a massive supply chain crisis. The chairman of IBrands Global, one of the world’s leading supply chain platforms, warned of continuing problems.
“Well, I’m sorry to say that I think it’s a very difficult situation at the moment and everybody is working hard to make it better,” said Marc Garson, chairman of IBrands Global. “And there are a lot of things that are happening down the road that will improve the situation, but at the moment we are in a pretty bad log jam.”
Biden also claimed “shelves will be stocked for holiday shopping,” adding retailers are working to make it happen.
“The shelves will be stocked in stores this holiday because they signed on a 24/7 as well,” he stated. “They provide more avenues. They’re getting their containers off the ports quicker than ever before. ”
However, experts have said it’s unrealistic for the supply chain crisis to be fixed as quickly Biden promises.
“To say that today we’re going to wake up and we’re going to fix the problem, and in two weeks we’re going to have all the goods in for Christmas on the shelves is really an unrealistic point of view,” Garson explained. “Its’ a problem that will continue for quite awhile. The supply chain is stopped up…the shelves are not as full as they should be and it’s our duty to come up with solutions to stop this problem from continuing.”
Meanwhile, the price of consumer goods continues to rise, seemingly unchecked by the Biden administration.