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US Port Strike Over: Backlog of Delayed Vessels

December 5, 2012 By Alex Ng, CargoSmart Global Vessel Voyage Monitoring Center
 

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Alex Ng
As of 7pm PST on December 5, we have identified four more vessels diverted to other ports instead of berthing at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The vessels include: EVER CONQUEST (to Oakland first and then LA), EVER RACER (to Oakland first and then LA), HYUNDAI BUSAN (to Oakland first and then LA), and SEALAND LIGHTNING (to Oakland first and then LA).
December 7, 2012
Charman To
According to Maerskline web site, the Maersk Winnipeg ATA of Lazaro Cardenas is 03 Dec 2012 19:30. You indicated her berthing time is 17:14. Why is the difference? And what's your definition of berthing? Because usually carrier won't publish the berthing time but the ETA/ATA, how could I compare your time with them?
December 7, 2012
Alex Ng
Hi Charman, thanks for your comment - that's a good question. We believe that CargoSmart and Maersk Line are showing the same time (the hour) but using different time zones, hence the apparent 2 hour difference in Mexico local time versus PST time. For the berthing time, the definition varies among carriers, so we simply show the actual time the vessel came alongside the berth, halted and shut down engines, whereas the "official" ATA published can be somewhat different, since it is the carrier's prerogative to declare it. But seems our ATA is within the same fifteen minute 'slot' as Maersk's.
December 7, 2012

US Port Strike Update: 10 Vessels Diverted

December 4, 2012 By Alex Ng, CargoSmart Global Vessel Voyage Monitoring Center