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US port delays force 'structural' blank sailings on Asian services
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Jan 26, 2021 6:15PM EST
The worst congestion in the US has been at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, with numerous container ships delayed a week or longer, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California. Ostergaard also cited Oakland and Vancouver as being West Coast gateways that have experienced late vessel arrivals and congestion. Carriers may need further blank sailings
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California’s main two boxports, already suffering extreme congestion (see MarineTraffic map created today below), are having to fight a severe outbreak of Covid-19 among their workforces, something that could hamper productivity further. Around 700 dockworkers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have contracted coronavirus and hundreds more have taken virus-related leaves. Port executives, union leaders and elected officials are now pushing to kickstart a campaign to initiate dockworker vaccinations, spooked by the possibility that America’s two largest container gateways could be forced to shut.