USA West Coast Congestion Status
Given the uncertainty of the situation faced on the US West Coast, Hapag-Lloyd would like to offer a port status update:
Status of Ports:
Vessel production across the West Coast remains lower than normal. Vessels have been forced to anchor due to slow vessel turn times in the ports. Backlog of anchored vessels continues to grow in Seattle/Tacoma, Oakland and Los Angeles/Long Beach.
Customers and truckers are urged to watch terminal notices on export receiving windows as they are changing due to vessel delays.
Status of PMA/ILWU Negotiations:
As of Monday January 5, 2015, both parties have agreed to utilize the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) in continuing negotiations.