Vessel congestion at the port of Oakland increased over the past week as trucker protests against California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). If protests continue into this week, vessel queues will lengthen further as carriers will not be able to divert cargo already loaded for Oakland at short notice. However, as Oakland accounts for less than 8% of total container volumes in the US West Coast, the impact will not significantly affect overall North American congestion unless the protests spread to Los
US port congestion is rising again with worsening delays at US East Coast ports. The vessel queues at East Coast ports has grown to over 630,000 teu.
Global port congestion increased to 12.4% as at 19 June 2022, with congestion picking up again in Chinese ports especially around Ningbo, Shanghai and Qingdao.
The active containership fleet increased slightly over the past week due to the reduction in port congestion, with about 400,000 teu coming out of the congestion queue.
Global port congestion has eased slightly over the past week, due to reduced queues at China with carriers omitting calls at Shanghai as export cargo volumes have been substantially affected by the extended lockdowns. Waiting times at Shanghai and Ningbo remain at less than 2 days on average...