Counting the cost of port congestion
‘Over 1,000 dock-workers in California tested positive for Covid-19 at the start of this week, up from 694 cases on January 17,’ Alphaliner says. The labour shortage comes as arriving containers are surging
For the 29 transpacific loops currently serving Los Angeles-Long Beach, liner operators need to find an extra seven very large container ships, 15 neo-panamaxes and seven units of 3,400 to 6,500 teu, Alphaliner said. This will cost about $1.4m per day, assuming the tonnage is available
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