Congestion grows – 59 container vessels queuing up off Los Angeles

Bottleneck issues in the container market with pile-ups in major container ports appear to be worsening rather than improving, says shipping analyst Lars Jensen who predicts that carriers will have to cancel or postpone sailings. Updated.

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The lines of fully loaded container vessels waiting to unload thousands of containers in Los Angeles/Long Beach are getting longer and longer.

According to new figures from shipping analyst, CEO and partner of Vespucci Maritime Lars Jensen, the pile-up of container vessels has grown to 59 vessels, demonstrating that the pressure from congestion in the container market isn't improving but worsening, as he states on LinkedIn.

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