MSC has announced that it will temporarily omit the Port of Charleston from its US to South Asian East Coast (SAEC) String 1 service due to increased waiting time for vessel berthing brought on by the ongoing congestion crisis.
In an effort to enhance schedule reliability, the suspension will start from 18 April with voyage 213A on the Agios Dimitrios vessel.
The omission will remain valid until further notice.
Congestion across shipping lines is currently affecting other supply chains.
In a recent statement, Maersk reported bottlenecks that led to adjustments to its AE6 service.
Before the current disruption, the Georgia Ports Authority announced its plans to sell approximately $425 million in revenue bonds in order to fund infrastructure projects at the Port of Savannah and reported a TEU traffic increase by 25% year-on-year in July 2021.