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Container Jam at L.A. Port

There appears to be no sailing around the breathtaking backup of container ships off the jammed ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Newly arriving vessels are adding to a record-breaking flotilla waiting to unload cargo that on Sunday reached 73 ships, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California, nearly double the number a month ago and expanding a fleet that has become a stark sign of the disruptions and delays roiling global supply chains. 

Cargo Ship Logjam in Los Angeles Highlights Pandemic Supply-Chain Issues
An average of 30 container ships a day have been stuck outside the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach just waiting to deliver their goods. The backlog is part of a global supply-chain mess spurred by the pandemic that means consumers could see delivery delays for weeks. Photo Composite: Adam Falk/The Wall Street Journal

Before the pandemic, it was unusual for more than one ship to wait for a berth.

Big vessels are continuing to join the bottleneck, experts say, because shipping lines and their cargo customers have few options for resetting countless supply chains moving goods into the U.S. that have been constructed over decades around the critical San Pedro Bay gateway now staggered by the overflowing demand for imports.

Although some ships have headed to other import gateways, and a handful of shippers have chartered smaller vessels to move goods through other ports, the diversion is minor compared with the hundreds of thousands of containers idled in the waters off Southern California.

“Everything is aligned to L.A.,” said Nathan Strang, senior trade lane manager for ocean operations at Flexport Inc., a San Francisco-based freight forwarder.

The congestion this year has been caused by a surge in imports as consumer demand in the U.S. has shifted away from services to goods and home improvements and retailers have rushed to restock inventories that were depleted last year in the early months of the pandemic.

The neighboring California ports are the principal seaborne gateway to the U.S. thanks to the growth of containerization over the past 60 years and an explosion in goods trade, particularly U.S. trade with China. Last year, the two ports handled the equivalent of 8.8 million loaded import containers, more than double the 3.9 million loaded boxes that arrived at the nation’s next busiest port at New York and New Jersey.

The California ports are in easy range of China and the factories that churn out big volumes of electronics, apparel and an array of other consumer goods. They have enough land to house dozens of cranes capable of emptying large ships as well as sprawling terminals to store boxes.

Container ships outside the Port of Oakland. Smaller ports like Oakland and Seattle can handle just a fraction of the containers processed at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

For the retailers that are among the major importers at Los Angeles and Long Beach, the ports offer quick reach to one of the largest population centers in the country. That means they can split arriving goods between a large local consumer base and rail links that offer steady, direct transport to the rest of the U.S. through inland hubs, with most of the boxes heading through Chicago.

Despite some shortages, the availability of trucking equipment, warehouse space and labor is also far greater than at other ports.

Shipping executives say other West Coast ports, like Oakland or Seattle, simply aren’t large enough to handle the hundreds of thousands of containers that Los Angeles and Long Beach unload, store and move by truck or rail each week.

“It would just take a very small portion of  L.A./Long Beach to overwhelm those ports,” said Craig Grossgart, senior vice president of global ocean for Seko Logistics, an Itasca, Ill.-based freight forwarder.

Above text excerpted from WSJ article.

Contractor Yard For Lease

Hard to find large fenced yard with warehouse and office buildings. Listing for lease for 3-5 years. San Gabriel location north of City of Industry between Downtown Los Angeles and Inland Empire. San Fernando Valley to west. Los Angeles County.

  • Fenced Yard w/ 2 Street Entrances
  • 7,000 SF 18′ High Metal Warehouse w/ Crane
  • 3,200 SF Warehouse & Offices
  • 77,683 square feet of industrial land.
  • Minutes from 210 & 605 Freeways
  • Equipment Rental/Sales, Contractor Yard
  • Trucking, Trailer Storage
  • Former tenant installed a clarifier for equipment washing.
  • Vehicle Sales/Repair, Fitness/Recreation, Restaurant/Bar. Some uses may require tenant to obtain a minor use permit from city.
  • Contact us for information.

Freezer – Cooler Warehouse For Lease in Los Angeles.

Dock High Truck Loading

An approximately 20,000 square foot concrete warehouse with 5,200 square feet of freezer /cooer boxes is expected to come available as a listing for lease in several months. It is an industrial warehouse with cold storage and dry storage that can accommodate 10 dock high refrigerated truck trailers – this is an unusually high number of loading positions for a building of this size. Some freezer could possibly be converted to coolers.

There is plenty of yard and parking space given the large 43,000 square foot land parcel. Offices with restrooms included. Located the City of Commerce near the 5 Freeway about 10 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) and the City of Vernon.

Ideal for refrigerated food storage and distribution. Perishable foods such as prepared meals, poultry, seafood, beef, frozen foods, produce (fruit and vegetables).

Register preliminary interest by using the contact page.

56k SF Warehouse MFG Building, for sale

  • Corner 2.23 Acre Parcel with Large, Fenced Yard
  • 56,338 SF Dock High Buildings on 97,138 SF Land
  • Concrete Bow-Truss & Brick Warehouses
  • M2 Zone – MFG, Distribution, Creative Campus
  • Between 110 Fwy & Alameda St, 10 Min to DTLA
  • Opportunity Zone Tax Benefits for User or Investor
2.23 Acre Corner Parcel with multiple warehouses and large fenced yard. Los Angeles California.

This is a great opportunity for an investor to purchase a multi-tenant industrial property, add some value by sprucing it up and leasing it out to multiple tenants. The asking price is very reasonable considering there are almost no properties that can compete with the many cool factors of these buildings and especially the large amount of parking estimated at 130 spaces.

An investor would be hard pressed to find a property with the large parking ratio offered here. This is very important if you intend to attract creative tenants from the DTLA Arts District.

The property suits a regular distribution warehouse use well given it has 9 truck high dock loading positions and that can be expanded by perhaps 5 more doors. The heavy power of 1,600 amps is attractive to a manufacturer or cannabis industry user.

Only 10 minutes south of Downtown Los Angeles Central Business District and 5 minutes east of the 110 Freeway. Easy access to the Ports of L.A. Near Alameda St. and the City of Vernon.

This new listing should prove interesting to all types of buyers including 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange buyers. Plus the Opportunity Zone location allows for Federal tax benefits by reducing or eliminating capital gains upon a sale in later years.

City of Commerce 35,750 SF Building

For Sale: Great industrial concrete warehouse and manufacturing building available for a buyer to purchase. 35,750 square feet of building including roll down security shutters on all windows and 600 amps of 480 volt power. The City of Commerce in recent months passed an ordinance legalizing several types of cannabis operations in the city including cultivation (growing), manufacturing, and distribution. Don’t miss this opportunity. Whether you have applied for a cannabis permit or are simply a real estate investor wishing to lease to the industry, get in before everybody finds out about the recent allowance of marijuana operations in this city.  Contact us for a brochure on this property.