WILMINGTON (CBSLA) — With the ports of Los Angeles and Lengthy Seaside now operating 24/7 operations, a brand new downside has occurred. Most of the transport containers that spent weeks onboard ships ready to be unloaded are actually being dumped in close by neighborhoods as soon as they’re emptied.

Sonia Cervantes lives alongside Anaheim Avenue, the place UCTI Trucking Firm is positioned.

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The corporate’s lot solely has a capability for 65 containers so the extra containers now line up alongside Anaheim Avenue in entrance of some individuals’s houses.

“It’s a bunch of neighbors which might be very upset as a result of it’s a continuous state of affairs,” stated Cervantes.

“I must go in at 6:30 a.m. to go to work. There was a trailer already blocking my driveway so I couldn’t get out. With no driver within the trailer, so we might honk and honk, and it was simply loopy.”

“Proper now with the ports and all the things that’s happening over there, we’re caught with the containers, having to carry all of them to the yard, and we solely have a lot house,” stated UCTI Trucking proprietor Frank Arrieran.

“They’re sitting on the street for like 15, 20 minutes,” Cervantes stated. “Typically they only unload the trailer on the street with no entrance a part of it, they usually simply go away it there.”

CBSLA spoke with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Monday who says the Biden Administration is engaged on each brief and long-term options.

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Final week, President Joe Biden introduced that the Port of LA would implement 24/7 operations.

“There are such a lot of items to the provision chain and most of them are in personal arms. However what we discovered is that the administration can act as an trustworthy dealer and that’s what we’re doing, getting the completely different gamers collectively and securing commitments which might be going to make a distinction to get these items flowing,” Buttigieg stated.

“There are $17 billion in port enhancements within the President’s infrastructure invoice they usually’re urgently wanted. This is among the explanation why we’re wanting to see congressional motion, and I do know my division is able to put these {dollars} to work,” Buttigieg stated.

Within the meantime, again in Wilmington, Arrerian stated they’re doing all the things they will to ease the congestion on the road. He’s asking residents for understanding.

“We’ve been messed with tickets and being harassed,” Arrerian stated. “We ask the group to assist us, as a result of we’re solely within the center.”

Arrieran stated he’s assembly with metropolis officers tomorrow. He hopes they’ll work with him to get relocated to an even bigger yard.

White Home press secretary Jen Psaki stated Tuesday the Port of L.A. has reported that since shifting to 24/7 operations final week, the quantity of cargo sitting on the dock for greater than 13 days has been minimize in half.

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The Port of Los Angeles govt director Gene Seroka stated Tuesday about 200,000 transport containers stay on ships off the coast.