Zero ships waiting off Sothern California

“The container-ship backup for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has ended,” declared Kip Louttit, executive director of the Marine Exchange of Southern California, in a statement to the media. “It is time to move into a different phase of operations.”

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Ocean carriers plan to reduce capacity as demand falls

Demand has fallen significantly due to customers moving cargo away from the West Coast, Ali Ashraf, director of ocean product at C.H. Robinson told Supply Chain Dive in an email. Ashraf expects carriers to remove somewhere between 17% to 20% of capacity to the West Coast in Q4 to account for declining demand and lower rates.

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Global customs staffing issues hitting supply chains

Global labour problems are impacting customs and border agencies, and prolonging the global supply chain crisis. 

“Customs and border agencies play an integral role in ensuring the smooth flow of goods and services across the world, and the labour shortages are continuing to impact their operations,” Dan Dreyfus, Global Trade and Customs Leader at Ernst & Young, told Supply Chain Digital.

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