Alphaliner: Conflict on US West Coast enters critical stage

Only one container service remains unaffected by the conflict on the US West Coast. Things will get even worse for carriers in the coming weeks, says Alphaliner.

Long Beach | Photo: Ric Francis

The gridlock will become even denser on the US West Coast in the weeks to come, and this will impact container carriers who are already struggling with major delays in the region, says Alphaliner in a new analysis.

Of the 37 services on the US West Coast only one service is unaffected by the difficulties, which include a shortage of berth slots. The CLX Matson loop remains unscathed while the other 36 loops are all experiencing delays of three to five weeks.

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