Congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has impeded the flow of containers throughout Los Angeles terminals. With the two key ports seeing a rise in volume over the past weeks, paired with the Blue Cut Wildfire, the disruptions have resulted in limited available working space and restrictions on the return of empty containers for both truckers and ocean carriers.
In addition to the difficulties returning containers, terminal congestion is affecting truckers’ ability to recover landed full containers – sometimes resulting in missed pickups as well.
Deringer will continue to monitor container congestion at Los Angeles terminals and will work with both ocean and truck carriers to mitigate detention and chassis fees accrued during this time. Please send an email to Deringer’s Marketing Department with any questions.