Vessel update / 1/26 / Congestion on the WC - A Message from OOCL
January 26, 2015
Below is a vessel satellite location map showing the 35 ships piling up on the WC and vessels drifting off the CA coast waiting to discharge cargo. We are exploring all option at this time, including written requests to Federal mediators asking for PMA and ILWU temporary agreement to go back to full terminal/labor capacity.
Vessels at Anchor just outside of LA/LB
Vessels drifting off the coast of Lompoc, CA
Here’s the even scarier part: below are vessels underway to LA/LB. I’m told they are ‘drifting’. Yes, a new steamship term. Since they are going to get here to anchor and wait, they’ve slowed from slow steaming to ‘drifting’ instead of anchoring at ports paying extra port fee.