Shipowners with terminals discharge goods faster in the US

Some container ships have an easier time getting in and unloading goods on the US west coast than others. Ownership of terminals is especially providing carriers with an edge, writes Alphaliner. One alliance in particular benefits from this advantage.

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A record number of ships are waiting in waters off the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on the US west coast – but not all the ships have to wait for an equal amount of time.

Alphaliner has studied the transit times of 62 vessels in the period Nov. 5 to Nov. 19, during which the ships sailed from Asia across the Pacific toward the US.

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