Ports of Los Angeles/Long Bech Congestion Update

Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach – The Port of Los Angeles processed an increase of 27.3% TEUs in October 2020 compared to October 2019. Propelled by replenishment of inventories and retailers preparing for upcoming holidays, October marked the busiest month in the Port’s 114-year history. In Los Angeles, vessel wait time is 4 days due to yard congestion, high import dwell and labor shortage. Currently 12 ships wait at anchor for berth space to open up at the port. Carriers and terminals for both ports are unable to confirm ETAs due to congestion. Some containers may get buried as many are stacked 4-5 containers high, the maximum allowed. Chassis shortages continue to persist at both ports although equipment providers are working overtime to remedy. Delays for port cargo or for cargo to be moved inland by rail can be excessive – up to weeks. Select terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will be open for incoming vessels, but most will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

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