The headline says
SoCal container ship queue evaporates amid Lunar New Year slowdown
The queue did not evaporate. In the midst of Lunar Year celebrations, the container ship back-up at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went from 109 => 78.
That’s not an evaporation. Strictly speaking, Zero ships in the queue would be evaporation. I would accept 10-15 container vessels waiting to unload as something closer to “evaporation”.
This is a freakin’ REPRIEVE from “Da Tiger”. In a week or so, the sector will start picking up again. Are Los Angeles-Long Beach ports ready for the new build-up of container vessels?