The seafood industry's logistics nightmare continues as several major ports in the United States are overrun with containers and anchored containerships, just the latest bad news for the volatile supply chain.

The logjam caused by caused by COVID-19 fallout and high consumer demand for a wide range of goods has container freight rates on transpacific routes surging, although they remain beneath their mid-September peak.

As of last week, 73 containerships waited at anchorage in California's San Pedro Bay for berths at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach -- critical import regions for US seafood.