Talk of Alaska: Supply line delay impacts in Alaska

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A crane prepares to move a shipping container off a cargo ship and onto a truck at the Port of Alaska on March 22, 2020. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media)

International and national shipping delays are rippling down the supply line to Alaska. What’s causing the issues, and what does it mean for consumers and businesses in our state? How are the pandemic and labor shortages contributing to the slowdown? Experts explain the impacts and what’s being done to address them ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Listen here:

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Darren Prokop, Professor of Logistics, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Ralph Townsend, Professor of Economics, University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research
  • Alyssa Rodrigues, State Director, Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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