January 22, 2015
By Yasumori Jinno, CargoSmart Global Vessel Voyage Monitoring Center
In the November and January issues of CargoSmart’s Innovating, we reported on the
deteriorating performance at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach during the
second half of 2014. As a follow up to the articles, we reviewed the two ports’
performance to check the current situation and to determine if the recent
holidays had an effect on average berth times.
As shown in the chart, we can see that the average berth
times increased just before Christmas, and remained at a relatively high level through
early January. From December 1, 2014 to January 9, 2015, the average berth time
at the Port of Los Angeles was 87.6 hours and the average berth time at the
Port of Long Beach was 103.6 hours.
Date Range: December 1, 2014 – January 9, 2015
Los Angeles Vessel Arrivals: 100 Longest Berth Time: 344 Hours Average Berth Time: 87.6 Hours
Long Beach Vessel Arrivals: 94 Longest Berth Time: 308.3 Hours Average Berth Time: 103.6 Hours
When we compared the current figures with the figures we
recorded from September 22 to October 21, 2014 in the November issue of Innovating, we found that the port
performance has grown longer for both Los Angeles and
Long Beach. The average berth time for Los Angeles was 82.6 hours and the
average berth time for Long Beach was 90.3 hours. The ports’ average berth
times have increased by five hours and 13.3 hours respectively.