First, it was the fiscal cliff. Now, get ready for the "container cliff," as the threat of a...

|By:, SA News Editor

First, it was the fiscal cliff. Now, get ready for the "container cliff," as the threat of a longshoremen's strike that could close 15 major ports along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts - including the port of New York and New Jersey - has the shipping, manufacturing and retail industries warning of a "devastating blow" to the supply chain. Like the fiscal cliff, the deadline is approaching fast: Dec. 29.