LA-LB: Anchored: 19 | Terminal: 28
Oakland: Anchored: 6 | Terminal: 9 | Coastal: 19
NWSA: Anchored: 6
Vessel Congestion Update
The west coast ports remain congested with anchored vessels waiting to secure a terminal/berth to unladen cargo containers. The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles advise anchor times continue to decline to 3.5 – 4.9 days.
On June 2, 2021, Mario Cordero, stated in part: “The San Pedro Bay Ports Complex is the World’s 9th busiest Port Complex. The port of Los Angeles and Long Beach’s historic cargo surge started in July 2020 along with experiencing tighter space in warehouse and distribution centers created by the COVID Pandemic followed by e-commerce consumer spending.”
Cordero, further stated in part: “Economists project a growth rate of 6% in 2021 and 3.5 % growth in 2022. Heavy cargo volume will continue into the LA-LB ports as well as Oakland and Northwest Seaport Alliance Complex. Increased cargo volumes are expected to continue. The peak season is expected by August and as record imports continue to arrive at the San Pedro Bay Complex, it is expected to be cleared out by the first part of 2022.”
First Port of Arrivals (Update/Correction): Zim Line will have a First Port Arrival into Oakland and the Wan Hai Line will have a First Port Arrival into NWSA with the second call into the Port of Oakland before returning to Asia.
Please contact your Western Overseas representative if you have any questions.