CMA just circulated their latest update as follows:





Dear Valued Customer,
As you may be aware, the labor situation on the US West Coast has escalated quite rapidly this week, to the point where it has begun to seriously impact vessel operations.


 In the PNW, crane production has been reduced to less than 10% of normal volumes, making it impossible to operate vessels.


 In the PSW, labor orders are only being filled at 50% of requested levels.


This situation has exacerbated already critical congestion issues and created backlogs for vessel berths. We continue to work to deliver cargo as quickly as possible, but we did want to alert you to the delays and challenges that we are facing.

We remain hopeful that this situation will be resolved quickly, but in the event that it further escalates we will keep you informed of contingency plans.