As of 11/1//2022
LA & LB: Anchored 0 (NM)* | Terminal 18 | Loitering 16 (NM)*
Oakland: Anchored 5 | Terminal 10 | Drifting/Loitering 7
NWSA: Anchored N/A | Terminal N/A | Drifting/Loitering N/A
Current Vessels at the Twin Ports
On October 31, 2022, the Southern California Marine Exchange (SCME) reported 67 total ships in the twin ports of Los Angeles (LA) and Long Beach (LB). Of those vessels, 16 are container ships at berth with zero located at anchorage. An estimated 21 container ships are loitering/steaming toward the San Pedro Bay outside the 150 (NM). Container vessels are currently waiting out at anchor for a berth for 0-1.7 days, on average.
Ten months ago on January 21, 2022, the LA Port Optimizer reported an estimated 103 container vessels were loitering/steaming toward the San Pedro Bay outside 150 (NM).
Container vessel arrivals have decreased significantly and shipment volume has returned to more normal levels with lower container vessel volume for the past several weeks. On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the SCME stated that a new record low was set with just one container ship “backed up” as of noon that day, but that vessel subsequently berthed.
Note: Nautical Mile (NM)
*Within 40 NM & *Outside 150 (NM)
International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) Update
On October 28, 2022, both sides discussed contentious issues regarding the use of automated cargo handling, wages and benefits, and negotiations were paused over a jurisdictional dispute at a terminal in the Port of Seattle. Negotiations could take several additional months before a contract is signed.
ILWU international president Willie Adams provided a written statement: “The ILWU and the PMA continue to meet and negotiate local agreements and safety issues and stated they are confident that a coastwide agreement will be reached, just as it has for 90 years”.
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