|US Coast Guard footage has shown how extreme congestion has become at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. |
Reports confirm that there has been no relief in the historic container log jam in California. Reports say “As of Thursday, there were 25 container ships at berth in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Thirty-two container ships were at anchorage. That’s roughly the same level that has been at anchor since the beginning of this year. (The record of 40 container ships at anchor was hit on Feb. 1)”.Ship waiting times are at an average anchor time for ships calling in Los Angeles was 8 days as of Thursday, up from 6.9 days on Tuesday.
Several factors have caused this extreme congestion including; a lack of available ships to handle services, delays on the landside, extremely high inbound volumes combined with logistical complications and Los Angeles is currently at the epicenter of the COVID-19 surge. Nearly 700 dockworkers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have contracted COVID-19 and hundreds more are taking virus-related leaves, causing a severe slowdown.
For more information on the COVID-19 Surge in California click here.
We kindly ask clients to remain patient while we do our best to navigate through these trying situations and will endeavor to keep you updated with the latest information as it becomes available.
To see footage of the situation on the Californian Coast click here.
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