Reports: Biden admin. admits goods shortages for Christmas

Cargo ships filled with containers dock at the Port of Los Angeles on September 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. - A record number of cargo ships are stuck floating and waiting off the southern California coast amid a supply chain crisis which could mean fewer gifts and toys for Christmas this year as a combination of growing volumes of cargo, Covid-19 related saftey measures and a labor shortage slow the handling and processing of cargo from each ship. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

Cargo ships filled with containers dock at the Port of Los Angeles on September 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. – A record number of cargo ships are stuck floating and waiting off the southern California coast amid a supply chain crisis which could mean fewer gifts and toys for Christmas this year as a combination of growing volumes of cargo, Covid-19 related safety measures and a labor shortage slow the handling and processing of cargo from each ship. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 4:59 PM PT – Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Biden administration has acknowledged the worsening shortages of consumer goods ahead of Christmas shopping season. According to Reuters, which cited an unnamed White House official on Tuesday, there would be items unattainable for Christmas presents due to supply chain disruptions.

The reports added some of those goods could be replaceable by other products. This comes as more than 60 cargo ships have anchored off the port of Los Angeles, while retailers had to book their own vessels to ensure deliveries.

“The ships you know sitting outside the Los Angeles port were in the twenties and thirties and now they are much, much higher than that,” explained Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America. “Hopefully it will straighten over the next six months. History would show it should.”

A separate report by Coresight Research founds supply-side shortages could persist well into the first quarter of 2023 due to mounting delays in maritime shipping.

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