A slowdown at West Coast ports has started to stifle the flow of goods in and out of the Northwest. Apple, hay, and potato farmers said they’ve been having a hard time getting their harvest to foreign buyers because of port congestion. And the delays are now hitting luxury car parts.
A facility in Moses Lake, Washington, that makes carbon fiber elements for BMWs had to shut down production for three days this week.
The German company that owns the facility said the problem was at the Port of Tacoma.