Extreme Terminal Congestion in Los Angeles

Extreme Terminal Congestion in Los Angeles

CUSTOMER ADVISORY

Dear Valued Customer,

Please be advised that carriers are experiencing extreme terminal congestion in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The root cause of the congestion in general is the onset of peak seasons and the launch of the G6 consortium.

There is also the added complication of ongoing construction at the terminal, and as of today, labour issues.

As a consequence of the above, the following issues are in play:

– The Terminal has been pushing out the berthing of the Oceania vessels by 3-4 Days, which similarly delays the departures ex Los Angeles and the arrivals into Australia & New Zealand

– The terminal has been issuing revised terminal hours of operation, greatly compressing the windows available to deliver export cargo

– There is an acute shortage of truck power throughout the harbour, compounding the ability to deliver against the restricted gates, which impacts not only local cargo operations, but also carriers ability to being intermodal loads in from the rail terminus

– There is an acute shortage of chassis

In turn this is also affecting our export service to USA and New Zealand from Australia.

The shipping lines are fully aware of the impact this has on shippers and are actively working to resolve the issues.

We will continue to provide updates on an ongoing basis.