Global port congestion deteriorated last week, with a rise in European congestion around Southern Spain and UK ports. The increased number of vessels calling at Valencia and Barcelona as well as bunching of ship arrivals have resulted in berthing delays of 2-3 days. The hub ports in the western Med, including Algeciras, Tanger and Las Palmas have also seen more vessel calls as relay ports for cargo to the rest of the Med and Upper Red Sea areas. This situation is expected to continue with Red Se