Just because you cannot see 100 or more ships at anchor in the San Pedro Bay does not mean they are not there…they have just been pushed further out from prying eyes….40-150 miles out.

Meanwhile, Southern California’s problems have once again become Oakland’s problems. Dwell fee charges, congestion, chassis scarcities, dual transaction requirements, appointment shortages, and lack of empty return locations have all reared their ugly heads and are impeding the flow of loads and empties, exports and imports.

Just when vessel calls are restored to Oakland, we have these challenges to overcome.

When will it end? Most industry folks expect the current state of congestion to continue through at the least the first half of 2022.

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