US COASTAL SHIFT GAINING TRACTION AS SHIPPERS REVIEW ROUTES AND EISSIONS

2021-12-28

The supply chain uncertainty caused by severe berthing delays at US west coast hubs, along with intermodal delays and soaring transport costs, is prompting shippers to rethink routing. Moreover, shippers are taking into account the benefit of reductions in their carbon footprint from using all-water liner services. One
carrier said that ?following the successful shifting? of the Santana loop, it would add the port of Houston to its US east coast rotation of Charleston and New York. The new Santana loop now features a call at Haiphong, North Vietnam, as well as the Chinese ports of Shanghai and Ningbo, and will deploy 10 ships of 4,300-6,500 teu, turning in ten weeks.
US COASTAL SHIFT GAINING TRACTION AS SHIPPERS REVIEW ROUTES AND EISSIONS
The number of container vessels waiting at anchor in the San Pedro Bay area for an available berth and labor along with vessels instructed to drift or slow-steam up to 150 miles away constantly exceeds 80, with some ships obliged to wait up to two months to get worked.

Via: The Load Star