Freight is a constantly moving industry, when one mode of transportation can not keep up, shippers are forced to find alternate modes to move the product. Therefore, when California ports started to get backed up and have a delay of over 90 days, many shippers have turned to air freight as the ocean congestion continues to grow. Traditionally, ocean freight is cheaper to move when compared to air freight. However, suppliers understand that consumers want their goods and can justify the cost of air freight for many of their goods. Be sure to read our original blog post about the congestion in California ports here: https://sorentransport.com/congestion-in-california-ports