As Major U.S. Hub Ports Struggle, Their Neighbors Want More Traffic

As Major U.S. Hub Ports Struggle, Their Neighbors Want More Traffic

October 21,2021 –MaritimeExecutive.com

The hub ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Savannah may be visibly struggling under the weight of hundreds of thousands of imported containers, but that can’t be said of all their neighbors. As dozens of ships stack up at anchor at America’s busiest destinations for import cargo, other capable facilities are running under capacity and are calling for more traffic. At the Port of Oakland, some 300 nm to the north of LA/Long Beach, officials say that there have been no backlogs at all since August. But lines have continued to skip calls, and container volume actually fell by 13 percent in September – leaving plenty of room at the pier.

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