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Old 09-27-2021, 11:46 AM   #1
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Anchorages Filling Up in Puget Sound and Canada

So why is this happening? Not enough cranes to download and upload?


https://gcaptain.com/coast-guard-mon...eid=5b70bcca05
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Old 09-27-2021, 11:47 AM   #2
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Old 09-27-2021, 12:29 PM   #3
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So why is this happening? Not enough cranes to download and upload?


https://gcaptain.com/coast-guard-mon...eid=5b70bcca05
Iíve heard a shortage of truck drivers is the reason.
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So why is this happening? Not enough cranes to download and upload?


https://gcaptain.com/coast-guard-mon...eid=5b70bcca05



Here is an interesting article concerning the California ports:


https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-con...ck-11632216603
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It is the reverse Cargo Cult. We print money, the PRC sends us cargo in exchange. What you are looking at is Cargo congestion.
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Americans are buying too much from the Orient.
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Old 09-27-2021, 07:52 PM   #7
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It is a combination of things. Shortage of both trucks and truck drivers. Add to that and Rail service is at capacity. Add to that, many companies canceled inventory purchases when COVID hit. Then the American public stopped spending on restaurants, bars, and travel. Instead they channeled that money into consumer goods which really caught everyone off guard as they had reduced orders and inventory expecting a COVID recession and then boom, the opposite happened. End result, we just can't transport goods as fast as all those ships can show up.
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Excellent post tiltrider,
Well stated and correct as far as I know.
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There is nothing in that gCaptain article about Canadian anchorages “filling up.”
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There is nothing in that gCaptain article about Canadian anchorages “filling up.”

Seems like more static vessels than normal; about eight in the Gulf Islands, three at Nanaimo, four off Cowichan and two just off Victoria
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8 out of 33 anchorages in the Gulf Islands and 9 out of 28 in the Port of Vancouver is hardly filling up. Less than usual actually and my point was, the article is misquoted.
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8 out of 33 anchorages in the Gulf Islands and 9 out of 28 in the Port of Vancouver is hardly filling up. Less than usual actually and my point was, the article is misquoted.

I had no point to make; just curious. English Bay looks quite normal, but I've never seen more than a couple vessels in the Trincomalee Channel and never by Cowichan or Ladysmith.


Admittedly a couple visits a year is a pretty tiny sample.
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Not misquoted

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8 out of 33 anchorages in the Gulf Islands and 9 out of 28 in the Port of Vancouver is hardly filling up. Less than usual actually and my point was, the article is misquoted.
From the article:

"The U.S. Coast Guard said this week it is monitoring a backlog of containerships anchored in the greater Puget Sound area as ports along the West Coast of the United States and Canada from Los Angeles to Prince Rupert, British Columbia continue to be strained under high import volumes."
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I certainly have noticed an increase in the number of container ships that are anchored in Commencement Bay, outside Quartermaster Harbor, and in the anchorage to the west of Blake Island over the past year.
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I certainly have noticed an increase in the number of container ships that are anchored in Commencement Bay, outside Quartermaster Harbor, and in the anchorage to the west of Blake Island over the past year.
We have also seen a few ships anchored just south of Dodds Narrows.
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From the article:

"The U.S. Coast Guard said this week it is monitoring a backlog of containerships anchored in the greater Puget Sound area as ports along the West Coast of the United States and Canada from Los Angeles to Prince Rupert, British Columbia continue to be strained under high import volumes."
Still nothing about Canadian, or specifically BC anchorages filling up.

Cargo ships in the Gulf Islands has been an issue for a few years, but mainly a local esthetic, noise, light and environmental point.

It is Dodd, not Dodds, Narrows and as I said above, 8 out of an authorized 33 is not filled up.
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Still nothing about Canadian, or specifically BC anchorages filling up.

Cargo ships in the Gulf Islands has been an issue for a few years, but mainly a local esthetic, noise, light and environmental point.

It is Dodd, not Dodds, Narrows and as I said above, 8 out of an authorized 33 is not filled up.

Well I am not going to start an argument with you.

The above quote is for gCaptian. If you don't like their quote, please feel free to contact them.
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Nothing wrong with the gCaptain article and nothing to argue.

You put your own spin on it by tossing in that Canadian anchorages are filling up. That is not true and not what gCaptain or USCG said.
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There was a stacking up of freighters in Vancouver in July due to rail problems with forest fires. Here is an article about this scenario, but note this article is dated July. I searched for anything about Vancouver port congestion with a recent 2021 date and nothing.

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/po...d-rail-service
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A few weeks the stretch of water from Nanaimo south through Plumper Sound had about 20 freighters anchored. They all appeared empty and awaiting new loading instructions. Currently there is a "reported" worldwide excess of cargo freighters, not an uncommon occurrence. Thus parking places are filling up.
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