Congestion at the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, respectively, continues to increase as Asian imports remain strong.
Last Wednesday, a total of 17 container ships were anchored around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, while 30 were tied up at either port, according to data from MarineTraffic.
Phillip Sanfield, director of media relations at the Port of Los Angeles, told BlueWater Reporting on Thursday that there is a record amount of one-way cargo from Asia to the U.S. At the Port of Los Angeles, he added that terminals are operating at an extremely high rate. high utilization rates, there are challenges with chassis and rail cars, warehouses are full and the pandemic means that warehouse workers must be further apart, which increases the congestion problem.
Fortunately, the Port of Los Angeles is ready and can provide a vaccination site for dock workers as soon as the port gets the authority to do so and the vaccine becomes more widely available, he explained.
Thanks to the fact that there is a record amount of one-way cargo shipments from Asia to the U.S. And the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach rely heavily on imports from Asia, it should be no accident why port saturation has resulted in various inconveniences and setbacks.
This continues to position Asia as a major importer and consumer of commodities, food, raw materials and of course we cannot exclude containerized goods, being undoubtedly of great interest not only for the United States of America, but also for Latin America and the Caribbean.