The delays are not related to the labor negotiations at West Coast Ports
Guam – Shipments scheduled to arrive on Guam next Wednesday have been delayed by one week.
Matson General Manager Bernadette Valencia told PNC that the delays are caused by damage to the ship Maunawili during a transpacific storm while traveling from China to Longbeach, California.
The ship repair was expected to take five days but Valencia says that’s been extended to 14 days. According to Valencia a reserve ship has been activated to alleviate some of the cargo load.
All Guam freight booked on the Maunawili has been re-booked for the Maunalei which Valencia says is expected to arrive around March 4th.
Valencia says the delays are not tied union contract negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association in the International Longshore Workers Union.