Service Delivery Issues Continue in Los Angeles Basin

Service delivery challenges continue and the root causes of this are cascading their impact further. Based on inbound volumes for next week, it is expected that terminal congestion will increase. This could result in the eventual further delay in vessel arrivals and potentially limit the ability to return empties and export loads into the terminal. The congestion at terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach is no longer isolated to specific terminals and has expanded port wide.

Further complicating the situation is the implementation of strict adherence to 10-point roadability inspections for all loads draying out of terminals.

Therfore, congestion and service delivery challenges continue in the foreseeable future.  However, we are working with our customers to help mitigate the impact by:

  • Advising customers that when possible, take advantage of gate operations during first shift, Friday night, and Saturday day. These are the most under-utilized gates at Pier 400 with the Friday night and Saturday day gates being additional gates sponsored by APMT.
  • Working to get chassis back to the terminal as fast as possible to ensure adequate supply for incoming loads.

We will keep you apprised of the situation as it develops.


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