Puget Sound Highlights Challenges of Managing Containership Backlog

Puget Sound Highlights Challenges of Managing Containership Backlog

September 23, 2021 — MartimeExecutive.com

While the record backlog of vessels building off Southern California continues to draw extensive attention, ports all along the Pacific Coast are also reporting the impact of the congestion. The U.S. Coast Guard and Puget Sound Vessel Traffic Service are highlighting some of the challenges they are facing managing the surge in vessels into the area. There are currently eight vessels in the anchorages on the Puget Sound, meaning that the area is two-thirds full as vessels wait for terminal space at the ports in Seattle and Tacoma.

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