LA & LB: Anchored 10 | Terminal 28
Oakland: Anchored 5 | Terminal 6 | Coastal 22
NWSA: Anchored n/a | Terminal n/a
Vessel Congestion Update
In the San Pedro Bay Complex, while some container vessels continue to be directed to anchorage in lieu of going directly to a berth, fewer and fewer vessels are in anchorage. The supply chain remains congested, however, progress continues.
On June 23, 2021, Splash reported the Yantian Port is set to resume normal operations after a month-long cut in productivity brought about by a COVID-19 outbreak. Shippers remain warned, it will take many weeks to clear up the immense container backlog in southern China. The situation clearly brought strain to the global supply chain over the last four weeks. Lars Jensen, CEO of Vespucci Maritime, predicts it will take Yantian 82 days to clear more than 700,000 TEU that is cued, along with the cargo that is scheduled to call at the key export gateways in the coming weeks.
On June 21, 2021, the Port of Oakland announced it awaits delivery of a 170-foot-tall ship-to-shore (STS) crane which will improve cargo operations at the Everport Marine Terminal. It is expected to arrive this week, however, it may take two months to be installed and tested prior to being placed into operational service.
Four Super Post Panamax Cranes arrived in Seattle’s Elliott Bay, which will be four of the largest cranes on the West Coast and are part of the modernization project at Terminal 5. The project is anticipated to be ready by this year and it will enable the Port of Seattle to handle the world’s biggest container ships.
Please contact your Western Overseas representative if you have any questions.