Sea Control 305 – No Escape from the Port of LA

By Anna McNeil

Bill Reinsch and Aidan Arasasingham of CSIS join the program to discuss the logistical challenges at the port complex of Los Angeles and Long Beach and lessons for the supply chain ecosystem.

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1. “Cookie Monster’s Supply Chain Crisis and WTO Update,” Trade Guys Podcast, CSIS, October 21, 2021.
2. “No Escape from LA: Lingering Supply Chain Insecurity at Los Angeles Ports,” by William Alan Reinsch and Aidan Arasasingham, CSIS, November 4, 2021.
3. “CIMSEC Holiday Reading List 2021,” by the CIMSEC Podcast Team, CIMSEC, December 17, 2021.
4. “Beyond Defense: America’s Past & Future Interests at Sea,” by Jimmy Drennan, CIMSEC, October 25, 2021.
5. “Protecting the Maritime Shipping Industry from Cybercrime,” by Nicholas Glavin, CIMSEC, December 20, 2017.
6. “Shipping as a Repository of Strategic Vulnerability,” by Michael Haas, CIMSEC, August 16, 2013.
7. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 2021.
8. “The Next Shipping Crisis: A Maritime Labor Shortage,” by Adam Minter, Bloomberg, November 6, 2021.
9. “White House Port Envoy Joins Port of Los Angeles Executive Director to Discuss Supply Chain Solutions,” Port of Los Angeles, October 14, 2021.
10. “U.S. Mariner Mental Health & Wellbeing During COVID 19 and Beyond, by Dr. Marissa G. Baker, PhD, University of Washington School of Public Health, November 2021.

Anna McNiel is Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at

One thought on “Sea Control 305 – No Escape from the Port of LA”

  1. The reason to govern automation is also resilience should the need arise. I’d still automate it. This parents getting their kids jobs at the ports and establishing feudal fiefdoms is malarkey. Logistics was one of America’s great advantages and it has been tossed out the window on this front.

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