Most ships should proceed to berth immediately or within a few days, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California.
Congestion remains low at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, with only three ships at anchor at San Pedro Bay for congestion reasons, two containerships and one bulker.
A milestone was reached earlier this week when on Thursday there were no containerships at anchor, down from a peak of 28 on March 14, when the number of ships swelled because of congestion during the contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association.
Back on February 26 and March 6 of this year there were a total of 36 ships at anchor for congestion reasons, a mix of containerships and bulkers.
Kip Louttit, executive director of the Marine Exchange of Southern California said “most ships of all types will be going directly to berth without anchoring during the next few days. However, a few will be anchoring, but for container ships in particular, they should shift to berth within a few days.”