U.S. Port Congestion Makes Its Way To The East Coast

US port congestion

New equipment shortages and congestion are evolving on the East Coast as import numbers continue to grow. The increased volume seen in Savannah and New York is in response to the bottleneck in Los Angeles and Long Beach, which shows little signs of letting up.

Ports of L.A. and Long Beach continue to face unrelenting volumes

Port of Los Angeles sees Record Breaking Volumes

November brought another month of record-breaking volumes, with the port of Long Beach handling 382,677 inbound TEUs, a 30.5% increase year over year. With a lack of chassis and drayage providers, containers remain stuck at the port, causing severe congestion. This congestion further results in delays in vessels’ berthing and high demurrage fees. Over the past few months, the average dwell time has increased from … Read More