We would like to update you on the current USA situation, as follows:
Significant congestion issues continue to plague the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. A number of factors, such as an acute shortage of truck power, lack of sufficient chassis and an increase of volumes have contributed to a poor operational performance.
The terminal congestion has led to significant delays in vessel arrivals and departures. The congestion is also having a roll on effect and vessels are being overbooked with the backlog of containers needing to be loaded.
The ships are proceeding at full speed to New Zealand and Australia to make up some of the delays encountered in Long Beach. However, we are still facing significant delays in our vessels departing for Australia.
We are expecting this congestion to ease over the next month but with the onset of the peak season we advise you to please place your bookings as early as possible
The IFC Team