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
Congestion at European ports are also inching upwards, with rapidly deteriorating conditions in Northern Europe cancelling out the recent improvements at Med ports. The situation especially bad at German ports which have been hit by a 48 hour strike on 14-16 July. It follows a 24 hour walkout on 23 June and an one-shift warning strike on 9 June with dockworkers unable to reach an agreement on their demands for higher pay after 6 rounds on negotiations. Vessels queues are already very high espe
Global port congestion increased again last week to reach 13.3% as at 3 July, with total capacity waiting to berth reaching 3.39m teu compared to 2.95m teu a week ago.
Global port congestion dropped from 13.1% to 11.1% in the past week, due mainly to the fall in Chinese port congestion.
Global port congestion remains elevated, with an increase in congestion seen in eastern and northern Chinese ports last week mainly around Ningbo and Qingdao. Although the terminals in Shanghai are operating normally, they remain below full capacity due to manpower shortages.
Global port congestion remains elevated, with no material improvements seen in key hotspots over the past week. North American port congestion is inching upwards again after a brief respite, with both West Coast and East Coast ports recording higher congestion levels last week.
Global port congestion continued to fluctuate around 12% to 13% of the global fleet, with the situation remaining very fluid.
Overall congestion in North American ports has improved with around 900,000 teu of vessel capacity currently waiting at the main US and Canadian gateways, compared to a peak of over 1.5m teu in February. The West Coast has seen the largest improvements while the East Coast ...
Global port congestion have eased over the past week, with improvements in China and North America helping to bring overall global congestion to 12.6% of the global fleet compared to a peak of 15.0% at the end of March. In China, the berthing delays at Ningbo and Shanghai is improving...
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...