Time is of the essence for American Seafoods and the customers it supplies with Alaska pollock, American Seafoods Company President Inge Andreassen said in new court documents filed Tuesday in the battle over a controversial shipping route known as The Bayside Program.

Andreassen warned that approximately 1.5 million pounds of pollock will be overdue for delivery to customers by end of September, and approximately 3 million pounds is likely at risk for October requirements.

Meanwhile, "plans are unknown at present" for several million pounds due for delivery in November and December, he cautioned.