Congestion in the US West Port has increased, cargo accumulation has delayed delivery, and cargo ships have been queued for two weeks
It is reported that a large number of ships are waiting to berth at the US West Port. Due to increased congestion, inland supply chain transportation is tight, terminal containers cannot be transported away in time, and the average waiting time for ships arriving at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports is expected to increase to about two weeks. It is understood that the Marine Exchange of Southern California, which is responsible for overseeing the deployment of ships in San Pedro Bay, reported on Monday that 34 container ships were parked at anchorages in the port on Sunday, waiting to be anchored, and the other 9 ships arrived on the same day. Five more ships will arrive in port on Tuesday. Although more container ships arrived, it is expected that only 5 container ships will arrive at the berth to unload on the same day, and other ships will continue to wait.
According to data from Lloyd's ListIntelligence, many container ships are still in the port after arriving more than a week ago. Among them is the 4000 TEU "Singapore" ship of SM Lines, which arrived in port on December 21 and has not yet berthed. A total of 9 ships arrived on or before Christmas Day, including the MSC Savona of 14036 TEU and the Maersk Esmeraldas of 13092 TEU. In addition, Hapag-Lloyd and Japan Ocean Network Shipping each have 5 ships waiting for berths. Among them, Hapag-Lloyd's 8,750 TEU "Colombo Express" vessel arrived on December 24, and ONE's 4,888 TEU "NYK Constellation" vessel also arrived on the 24th, but remained at anchorage. Maersk also has two vessels, and three other vessels are on standby under its Maersk Sealand in the United States.
The most affected by delays are the customers of the alliance. There are 11 ships from alliance member companies on the list of anchored ships, and nearly 135,000 TEU container ships are waiting to be unloaded. Although the port itself is under pressure, overcrowding of warehouses and distribution centers and shortage of drivers have slowed the movement of containers from the terminals.