According to the Marine Exchange of Southern California, as of February 3rd there are 20 container vessels are anchored outside the congested ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The 20 container ships are: YM Maturity, Xin Fei Zhou, YM Movement, Hanjin Long Beach, MSC Charleston, Oakland Express, COSCO Indonesia, YM Efficiency, E.R. Wilhelmshaven, CMA CGM Rigoletto, YM Masculinity, Vincent Thomas Bridge, CMA CGM Don Pascuale, Xin Mei Zhou, Greenwich Bridge, Cosco Thailand, MSC Bhavya, MSC Heidi, MOL Efficiency, and OOCL Memphis.
According to Journal of Commerce, delays have disrupted carriers’ schedules and forced them to incur heavy costs. Cargo interests, meanwhile, have incurred higher costs and had to devise workarounds or put up with delays. There were reports on Saturday that delays at LA-Long Beach were leading some carriers to skip subsequent vessel calls at Oakland, requiring some importers to incur costs of up to $1,000 per container to get goods from Southern California to Northern California destinations.
RCL Agencies will continue to monitor the situation and report further updates once available. Do you need help re-routing your cargo to avoid the west coast port delays? Call RCL for ideas and assistance!