Date: 12/02/2024

US West Coast ports brace for rise in cargo due to Red Sea situation

The Red Sea attacks on shipping have caused interruptions and US container ports, especially those on the West Coast, are preparing for a possible spike in cargo volumes. Shippers are rerouting their goods, leading to discussions about supply chain issues between stakeholders and the US Department of Transportation. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach expect a possible influx of carriers, and stakeholders are getting ready based on insights gained during the pandemic. This information is essential for planning and handling traffic and other problems. Although the impact on the volume of containers imported into the United States has been negligible thus far, shippers may decide to redirect cargoes to avoid longer voyages across the Cape of Good Hope, said a report.
Source: Exim News Service: Los Angeles, Feb. 11