No End in Sight for Congested California Ports

coracle News

Just when you thought things in California couldn’t get worse, they did. Last week, 81 container ships were at anchor or loitering at the Ports of Long Angeles and Long Beach, an all-time high. Some vessels will have to wait 3-4 weeks before anchoring. All this is happening despite the ports opening 24/7.

Many of these items will not make it to stores in time for the Christmas holiday shopping season, disrupting the plans of many retailers. As a result, many importers are looking to transport supplemental cargo by air over the next few weeks. If you are looking for air freight, please contact our air freight team at

1. Clock ticks closer to midnight for overwhelmed California ports, Freight Waves, Nov 10, 2021. Accessed Nov 15, 2021.