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Port of Long Beach to open empty container storage site to attack congestion

In an effort to beat back congestion that has paralyzed the Southern California port complex, the Port of Long Beach in two weeks will open a temporary 30-acre site for empty containers aimed at freeing up chassis. The temporary depot — to be operated by Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals — is on vacant, undeveloped property on…

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NVOCCs offer export rerouting away from US West Coast congestion

Non-vessel-operating common carriers are working to reroute U.S. outbound shipments away from congested West Coast ports, providing exporters, particularly those shipping time-sensitive perishables, an alternative to their containers sitting on docks for days. CaroTrans, for example, on Thursday announced it can reroute export shipments via the Port of Houston and U.S. East Coast ports. Specifically,…

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Evergreen is dropping Los Angeles and Oakland port calls from a westbound U.S. East Coast to North Asia service

Evergreen is dropping Los Angeles and Oakland port calls from a westbound U.S. East Coast to North Asia service due to berthing delays tied to the congestion at U.S. West Coast ports, the carrier said Friday. “These changes are necessary to preserve schedule integrity,” Evergreen said in a customer advisory. The last westbound NUE vessel calling…

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US West Coast Port Strike: US Ports Heading for Total Shutdown as Union ups Industrial Action

As predicted earlier this week, go-slows at US west coast ports have now spread to southern California, with up to 80% of container handling capacity on the coast now in danger of being affected. The west coast terminal employers’ body, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), yesterday said that dockworkers’ union the ILWU had begun refusing to…

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The port of Long Beach said its truck turn times have been better than those at Los Angeles for at least four months.

The port of Long Beach said its truck turn times have been better than those at Los Angeles for at least four months. Truck turn times at Long Beach tracked closely with turn times at Los Angeles in the first half of the year, HTA reported. From January through March, Long Beach turn times were…

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Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Congestion

The ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach are experiencing severe congestion and causing delays. This unfortunately has a negative impact not only the affected ports, but also U.S. rail and intermodal trucking networks nationwide. The latest information shows 8-10 vessels currently at anchor waiting berth space.  Thousands of import containers are being held at the terminals…

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