What’s Going On? The Number of Container Ships Drifting Off Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach at All-Time High

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By Joe Hoft

Published September 20, 2021 at 1:20pm

What is really going on?  Why are so many boats at anchor offshore near Los Angeles and Long Beach in California?  Why are they being delayed and prevented from offloading into the US?

According to Zerohedge:

There were an all-time-high 61 container ships in the queue in San Pedro Bay on Wednesday, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California. Of those, a record 21 were forced to drift because anchorages were full.

Theoretically, the numbers — already surreally high — could go a lot higher than this. While designated anchorages are limited, the space for ships to safely drift offshore is not.

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“There’s lots of ocean for drifting — there’s no limit,” Capt. Kip Loutit, executive director of the Marine Exchange of Southern California, told American Shipper.

“Our usual VTS [Vessel Traffic Service] area is a 25-mile radius from Point Fermin by the entrance to Los Angeles, which gives a 50-mile diameter to drift ships. We could easily expand to a 40-mile radius, because we track them within that radius for air-quality reasons. That would give us an 80-mile diameter to drift ships,” said Loutit.

The Los Angeles Business Journal reports today:

With some 60 container cargo ships idling at the entrance of the port complex last week, traffic congestion in the San Pedro Bay shows no signs of letting up.

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