Covid, year-end holiday cause uncommon backlog at Port of New York and New Jersey

Source: Splash247
Date: 10th January 2022

The Port of New York and New Jersey is facing a backlog of some 10 to 12 container ships, an unusual occurrence that has been attributed to Covid, combined with December holiday time off for workers, an increase in charter vessels requiring berth space and a major snowstorm last week.

“We have seen a spike in the number of labor going out into quarantine,” said port authority director. A spokesman from the International Longshoremen’s Association, said that the 350 or so members off each day because of Covid are being somewhat offset, however, by the availability of other workers from cruise ship terminals.

At the same time that omicron is taking its toll, the port is continuing to tackle growth that saw its cargo volume increase by more than 25% between November 2019 and November 2021. “We’ve essentially had five years of cargo growth in the space of 18, 20 months or so,” said port authority director.

The outcome of this combination of factors was an average wait time at anchor for containerships of 4.75 days in the last week of 2021, compared with an average of 1.6 days for the full year.

NEOLink cooperated with our order processing system. He did not replace it or force solutions. Logfret did it better than other companies on the market – it adapted its system to ours. Logfret didn’t come to us saying, “We have this solution, and you either use it or we won’t cooperate.

Procurement Director

Pumps Manufacturer

We made a huge improvement in global visibility with a global platform—anyone can log into NEOLink and look at a shipment anytime, anywhere in the world. We wanted a freight forwarder with a good technology platform, which could handle the complexities of our business and we found NEOLink!

A global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals

My suppliers have less or zero experience with international logistics. Thus, not able to create proper documentation which leads to tremendous delay. Thanks to Logfret who provide training to all suppliers and work with us to build up a consolidation hub to reduce transportation costs significantly.

One of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of ride control products