Weekly vessels Anchored and at Terminals as of 4/23/2021
Vessel Congestion Continues:
The Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach are clearing out the anchorage of vessels.
Incoming vessel traffic is still constant at both ports and anchorage wait time averages 4-7 ½ days. Fewer vessels are in anchorage as work to unload vessels at the terminals continues at a steady pace.
The Wall Street Journal posted an informative video on YouTube summarizing how L.A.’s container ship logjam highlights larger pandemic supply-chain issues.
Note: March 2021 brought record import statistics for both ports. The Port of Los Angeles reported a 122.5% increase in inbound loads which more than doubled their March 2020 record. The Port of Long Beach also posted a 74% increase in inbound loads. Overall, the big five West Coast ports handled over 500,000 more loaded inbound TEU’s than any year, being a gain of 87.4%, according to PMSA-West Coast Report.