Fourteen ships at anchor at LA-Long Beach, 2 boxships less than day before
THERE were 14 ships riding at anchor waiting to berth at Los Angeles or Long Beach ports because of harbour congestion brought on by a lack of available chassis to take cargo away
THERE were 14 ships riding at anchor waiting to berth at Los Angeles or Long Beach ports because of harbour congestion brought on by a lack of available chassis to take cargo away, the increasing size of ships which discharge more cargo at one time than can be handled as well as labour trouble with dockers and truckers - all combined with the usual rush that accompanies the annual peak Christmas shipping season.
Compared with last week, the number of ships has not changed, but this week fewer containerships were at anchor, reports the American Journal of Transportation.
At anchor, there were six containerships, two less than the previous day with the 8,530-TEU Xin Fei Zhou and the 2,664-TEU NYK Sylvia both finding berths. There were five bulkers, one more than the day before, two general cargo ships, one more than the previous day and one tanker, the same as the day before.
The six waiting containerships were the 5,888-TEU OOCL Italy, the 6,700-TEU NYK Theseus, the 5,888-TEU OOCL Antwerp, 5,510-TEU APL England, the 8,600-TEU Hanjin New York and the 10,000-TEU Hanjin Buddah.