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Shipping Strike in Ports of L.A. and Long Beach affecting Lego?


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Just wondering if the dock workers strike in So. Cal. is having any effect on Lego LEGO Shop at Home running out of inventory and pushing back their estimated promise dates? Some items that were supposed to have been in on Dec 1 are now showing Dec 23rd.....

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I would think that most LEGO sets are shipped to the East Coast of the US.

I had a Pick a Brick order get delayed in customs and it was in New York, so my guess is that this would have little to do with Lego, and a lot more to do with stuff coming from China.

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LEGO does their US distribution from Roanoke, TX care of Global Supply Solutions. It used to be done from Enfield, CT by themselves, but during their near bankruptcy they finally listened to their consultants and focused on what they were good at (developing products we love), and turned over things they were less efficient at (distribution) to other people. (GSS). BrickBroker

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LEGO does their US distribution from Roanoke, TX care of Global Supply Solutions. It used to be done from Enfield, CT by themselves, but during their near bankruptcy they finally listened to their consultants and focused on what they were good at (developing products we love), and turned over things they were less efficient at (distribution) to other people. (GSS).

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So it's not the West Coast or East Coast, but Texas...Go figure. Texas is a major player in a lot of businesses now in days. Very business friendly.
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Texas is a right-to-work state, so you won't have the union garbage that goes on in the two other major ports (Long Beach & NY). The port of Houston is rapidly becoming the busiest port in the US, and they have infrastructure projects in the works to make it the largest. Logistics also make Texas a viable location to move goods out in a fan direction as opposed to trying to get it from one coast to the other. The tax structure is not as favorable as it is in other states, but when you lump right-to-work on top of everything else, it becomes one of the best places to operate certain businesses from. BrickBroker

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Texas is a right-to-work state, so you won't have the union garbage that goes on in the two other major ports (Long Beach & NY). The port of Houston is rapidly becoming the busiest port in the US, and they have infrastructure projects in the works to make it the largest. Logistics also make Texas a viable location to move goods out in a fan direction as opposed to trying to get it from one coast to the other. The tax structure is not as favorable as it is in other states, but when you lump right-to-work on top of everything else, it becomes one of the best places to operate certain businesses from.

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Makes sense to me.
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