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July 27, 2023
Lori Ann LaRocco

The strike has left logistics managers and the world of trade in turmoil as they attempt to assess the situation and make decisions about changing ports.

Paul Brashier, vice president of drayage and intermodal for ITS Logistics, said his client’s containers were finally unloaded a month late.

“We tracked the vessel which was at anchor at the start of the strike to leave to go to Seattle and drop off U.S. bound containers,” Brashier said. “Finally the vessel went back only to wait again with the on-again, off-again strike. Now my client sits and waits.”

According to eeSea, there were three new vessel port diversions and one new port change, bringing the total to seventeen port swaps and thirteen diversions since the start of the strike on July 1. As a result, $12 bilion in freight was stranded on the water.

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