With almost 100 containerships waiting offshore to enter the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Port of Jacksonville offers berth in an effort to ease congestion.
LA / Long Beach has ben steadily increasing for months, regularly setting new records. The result is that currently 100 vessels are waiting, beating last month’s record of 97.o remind, the number of vessels drifting or anchored off
In light of the situation, JAXPORT offers available berth and terminal capacity to easily accommodate vessels displaced by congestion at other U.S. ports. As informed:
Throughout the pandemic, JAXPORT has had no vessels waiting at anchorage to enter the Jacksonville harbor. In addition, the port offers available berth and terminal capacity to easily accommodate vessels displaced by congestion at other U.S. ports. Earlier this month, ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd announced the company is temporarily routing a European container service to JAXPORT to “adapt to market needs”.
For the records, the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) set a new container volume record and maintained congestion-free operations on both the landside and waterside during Fiscal Year 2021, which ended Sept. 30.
As explained, more than 1.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (or TEUs, the industry standard for measuring containers) moved through JAXPORT in FY2021, up 10% from 2020—and a 5% increase from 2019, which was a record year for container volumes at the port.