March 19, 2015 – The Port of Oakland has been working day and night for two weeks trying to clear up congestion since the labor standoff ended.
Bill Mongelluzzo, Sr. Editor of the Journal of Commerce (JOC), has reported that container volume at the Port of Oakland plunged 36.7 percent in February. Oakland has seen a reduction in vessel backups and yard congestion. This improvement along with better truck transaction time and terminal productivity has helped make cargo flow much smoother.
According to the JOC article, only 3 vessels were anchored in San Francisco Bay or outside the Golden Gate Bridge. That is down from a high of 20 in mid-February.
That’s the good news, but even with the progress, port executives have said it will still take a couple months to get back to normal vessel rotations. Oakland is still tied to LA/Long Beach performance as all trans pacific vessels rotate from So Cal to Oakland.
How It Affects Your Business
Marine terminals in Oakland have been working around the clock. Here are the benefits:
How You Should Handle It
Below are some tips:
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