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According to Senghor Logistics, at around 17:00 on the 6th of the local West of the United States, the largest container ports in the United States, Los Angeles and Long Beach, suddenly stopped operations. The strike happened suddenly, beyond the expectations of all the industry.

Since last year, not only in the United States, but also in Europe, there have been strikes from time to time, and cargo owners, suppliers, and freight forwarders have been affected to varying degrees. Currently, LA and LB terminals cannot pick up and return containers.

There are various reasons for such sudden events. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were closed Thursday as labor shortages could be exacerbated by protracted labor negotiations, Bloomberg reported. According to the general situation reported by the local agent of Senghor Logistics (for reference), due to the shortage of steady labor personnel, the efficiency of picking up containers and unloading ships is low, and the efficiency of hiring casual labor will be greatly reduced, so the terminal decided to temporarily close the gate.

There was no announcement as to when the ports will reopen. It can be guessed that there is a high probability that it will not be able to open tomorrow, and the weekend is the Easter holiday. If it opens next Monday, there will be a new round of congestion at the ports, so please prepare your time and budget.

We hereby inform: LA/LB piers, except Matson, all LA piers have been shut down, and the piers involved include APM, TTI, LBCT, ITS, SSA, temporarily closed, and the time limit for picking up the containers would be delayed. Please be noticed, thank you!

los angeles and long beach port closed by senghor logistics

Since March, the comprehensive service level of China's major ports has been efficient and stable, and the average docking time of ships in major ports in Europe and the United States has increased. Affected by strikes in Europe and labor negotiations on the west coast of the United States, the operating efficiency of major ports first increased and then decreased. The average docking time of ships at Long Beach Port, a major port in the west of the United States, was 4.65 days, an increase of 2.9% from the previous month. Judging from the current strike, it should be a small-scale strike, and the approaching holidays led to the shutdown of terminal operations.

Senghor Logistics will continue to pay attention to the situation at the port of destination, keep in close contact with the local agent, and update the content for you in a timely manner, so that the shippers or cargo owners can fully prepare the shipping plan and predict the relevant information.

Post time: Apr-07-2023