Port updates

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Before planning your next shipments, take a moment to review what's actually happening on your trade route. Capacity, rates and congestion on the major routes explained here.

Port updates
Area Country Port Update
North America US Los Angeles / Long Beach 23 May 2022 - Monday May 30th is Memorial Day holiday and rail terminals may be closed or have limited operations. Vessel wait time on average is around 5-19 days (Los Angeles) and 12-21 days (Long Beach) due to high import volumes, dwell times, and labor availability. 14 containerships at berth with additional 29 vessels waiting offshore. The Clean Truck Fund Fee starts April 1st 2022 for all loaded import and export container cargo moving in or out of terminals at Los Angeles or Long Beach.
Los Angeles / Long Beach North America  •  US  •  23 May 2022 - Monday May 30th is Memorial Day holiday and rail terminals may be closed or have limited operations. Vessel wait time on average is around 5-19 days (Los Angeles) and 12-21 days (Long Beach) due to high import volumes, dwell times, and labor availability. 14 containerships at berth with additional 29 vessels waiting offshore. The Clean Truck Fund Fee starts April 1st 2022 for all loaded import and export container cargo moving in or out of terminals at Los Angeles or Long Beach.
North America US Miami 23 May 2022 - Monday May 30th is Memorial Day holiday and rail terminals may be closed or have limited operations. Vessel waiting time is up to 2-3 days due to import volumes. Truck lead time delays around 5 days for all equipment types.
Miami North America  •  US  •  23 May 2022 - Monday May 30th is Memorial Day holiday and rail terminals may be closed or have limited operations. Vessel waiting time is up to 2-3 days due to import volumes. Truck lead time delays around 5 days for all equipment types.
North America US Seattle 23 May 2022 - Monday May 30th is Memorial Day holiday and rail terminals may be closed or have limited operations. Vessel wait time is 2 days due to high import volume and labor availability. Due to terminal congestion, delays are continuing for import rail cargo at Seattle. General truck capacity delays averaging 14 days.
Seattle North America  •  US  •  23 May 2022 - Monday May 30th is Memorial Day holiday and rail terminals may be closed or have limited operations. Vessel wait time is 2 days due to high import volume and labor availability. Due to terminal congestion, delays are continuing for import rail cargo at Seattle. General truck capacity delays averaging 14 days.
North America US Baltimore 23 May 2022. Monday May 30th is Memorial Day holiday and rail terminals may be closed or have limited operations. Vessel waiting time is up to 24 hours due to import volume. Delays for trucking around 7 days for all equipment types.
Baltimore North America  •  US  •  23 May 2022. Monday May 30th is Memorial Day holiday and rail terminals may be closed or have limited operations. Vessel waiting time is up to 24 hours due to import volume. Delays for trucking around 7 days for all equipment types.
North America US Chicago Rail Ramp 23 May 2022 -Monday May 30th is Memorial Day holiday and rail terminals may be closed or have limited operations. Extended delays in pickups and deliveries are continuing due to a shortage of available chassis in Chicago. Effective April 29, 2022 CSX has changed origin and destination terminals for Baltimore and Port Newark between Bedford Park and Chicago 59th. Congestion is an operational concern still at the Bedford Park Terminal. BNSF is using an off-site dray program in Joliet IL for long dwelling shipments at Logistics Park Chicago Intermodal Facility.
Chicago Rail Ramp North America  •  US  •  23 May 2022 -Monday May 30th is Memorial Day holiday and rail terminals may be closed or have limited operations. Extended delays in pickups and deliveries are continuing due to a shortage of available chassis in Chicago. Effective April 29, 2022 CSX has changed origin and destination terminals for Baltimore and Port Newark between Bedford Park and Chicago 59th. Congestion is an operational concern still at the Bedford Park Terminal. BNSF is using an off-site dray program in Joliet IL for long dwelling shipments at Logistics Park Chicago Intermodal Facility.
Europe Italy Italy Transport Strike 17 May 2022 The transport sector in Italy has announced a national general strike on Friday May 20, 2022. The nationwide action will affect local, regional and national transport systems, including port activities and trucking services.
Italy Transport Strike Europe  •  Italy  •  17 May 2022 The transport sector in Italy has announced a national general strike on Friday May 20, 2022. The nationwide action will affect local, regional and national transport systems, including port activities and trucking services.
South America Argentina Mendoza (cross-Andes transport) 3 May 2022 - The international pass routing Argentinean freight to Chilean ports was cleared for traffic the morning of April 27. This follows recent closures due to weather on April 22 and April 24-26. Expect intermittent delays and longer transit times during the winter season, typically May through September.
Mendoza (cross-Andes transport) South America  •  Argentina  •  3 May 2022 - The international pass routing Argentinean freight to Chilean ports was cleared for traffic the morning of April 27. This follows recent closures due to weather on April 22 and April 24-26. Expect intermittent delays and longer transit times during the winter season, typically May through September.
Africa South Africa Durban 27 Apr 2022 - Recovery efforts continue following severe flooding that closed operations at Durban port and terminals. Terminals are looking to clear import containers in order to maintain terminal fluidity. Transnet rail freight has declared force majeure. Terminals closed May 1st 6:00 to May 2nd 6:00 for Workers Day holiday.
Durban Africa  •  South Africa  •  27 Apr 2022 - Recovery efforts continue following severe flooding that closed operations at Durban port and terminals. Terminals are looking to clear import containers in order to maintain terminal fluidity. Transnet rail freight has declared force majeure. Terminals closed May 1st 6:00 to May 2nd 6:00 for Workers Day holiday.
Asia China Shanghai 27 Apr 2022 - The covid-19 outbreak continues, the majority region of Shanghai city is still under lockdown. Ports are still operating and container ship average waiting time is 1-2 days. However terminal manpower and container truck or haulage availability is very limited. Due to yard high density and reefer plug shortage at the terminals, shipping lines have stopped all new reefer cargo bookings into Shanghai until further notice, and will discharge reefer containers at other neighbor ports. Warehouses are temporarily closed until further notice. Cargo transport from/to Shanghai is severely impacted
Shanghai Asia  •  China  •  27 Apr 2022 - The covid-19 outbreak continues, the majority region of Shanghai city is still under lockdown. Ports are still operating and container ship average waiting time is 1-2 days. However terminal manpower and container truck or haulage availability is very limited. Due to yard high density and reefer plug shortage at the terminals, shipping lines have stopped all new reefer cargo bookings into Shanghai until further notice, and will discharge reefer containers at other neighbor ports. Warehouses are temporarily closed until further notice. Cargo transport from/to Shanghai is severely impacted
Asia China Shanghai 6 Apr 2022 - Due to continuous increase of reported infections after several rounds of city-wide nucleic acid testing, the most regions of Shanghai remain lock down. Ports are still operating and container ship average waiting time is 1-2 days. However terminal manpower and container truck or haulage availability is very limited. Warehouses are temporarily closed until further notice. Cargo transport from/to Shanghai is severely impacted, and many cities in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces don't accept entrance of the trucks from Shanghai.
Shanghai Asia  •  China  •  6 Apr 2022 - Due to continuous increase of reported infections after several rounds of city-wide nucleic acid testing, the most regions of Shanghai remain lock down. Ports are still operating and container ship average waiting time is 1-2 days. However terminal manpower and container truck or haulage availability is very limited. Warehouses are temporarily closed until further notice. Cargo transport from/to Shanghai is severely impacted, and many cities in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces don't accept entrance of the trucks from Shanghai.
Europe Spain Spain Mar 31 2022- An agreement was reached on March 25 between the government and much of the road transport sector and larger national trucking associations. Smaller groups with self-employed drivers have continued to protest at container depots and logistics hubs and the impact varies by port and region. As the strike loses momentum, activity is expected to return to normal, but delays are to be expected after three weeks of striking (since March 14). Shipments out of Bilbao are facing separate issues that will disrupt schedules further there.
Spain Europe  •  Spain  •  Mar 31 2022- An agreement was reached on March 25 between the government and much of the road transport sector and larger national trucking associations. Smaller groups with self-employed drivers have continued to protest at container depots and logistics hubs and the impact varies by port and region. As the strike loses momentum, activity is expected to return to normal, but delays are to be expected after three weeks of striking (since March 14). Shipments out of Bilbao are facing separate issues that will disrupt schedules further there.
Asia China Shenzhen 28 Mar 2022 - After a one-week lockdown, Shenzhen has reopened and gradually resumed operation since 21 Mar. All the manufacturers and enterprises resume normal operation on 28 Mar. Ports and airport remain in operation as usual
Shenzhen Asia  •  China  •  28 Mar 2022 - After a one-week lockdown, Shenzhen has reopened and gradually resumed operation since 21 Mar. All the manufacturers and enterprises resume normal operation on 28 Mar. Ports and airport remain in operation as usual
Asia China Shanghai 28 Mar 2022 - Because of the increasing Covid-19 infection number, Shanghai is kicking off a new round of nucleic acid testing from 28 March. The eastern half of the city (where the seaports and PVG airport are located) is locked down from 28 Mar to 1 Apr, while the other half is locked down from 1 Apr to 5 Apr. All the public transportations will be suspended in locked down regions. Ports and airports are still operating, however container truck or haulage availability is very limited, which will seriously impact the efficiency and cause delay. Customs are still working but with limited manpower. Warehouses are temporarily closed. Cargo transport from/to Shanghai remains operation, and truck drivers have to hold a 48-hour nucleic acid test negative certificate and green health code.
Shanghai Asia  •  China  •  28 Mar 2022 - Because of the increasing Covid-19 infection number, Shanghai is kicking off a new round of nucleic acid testing from 28 March. The eastern half of the city (where the seaports and PVG airport are located) is locked down from 28 Mar to 1 Apr, while the other half is locked down from 1 Apr to 5 Apr. All the public transportations will be suspended in locked down regions. Ports and airports are still operating, however container truck or haulage availability is very limited, which will seriously impact the efficiency and cause delay. Customs are still working but with limited manpower. Warehouses are temporarily closed. Cargo transport from/to Shanghai remains operation, and truck drivers have to hold a 48-hour nucleic acid test negative certificate and green health code.
North America Canada Canada Railway 22 March 2022 - Canadian Pacific Railway will resume operations today after reaching an agreement ending a two-day work stoppage.  Delays to be expected for rail shipments in Canada.
Canada Railway North America  •  Canada  •  22 March 2022 - Canadian Pacific Railway will resume operations today after reaching an agreement ending a two-day work stoppage.  Delays to be expected for rail shipments in Canada.
Europe Russia/Ukraine Complete stop of deliveries into Russia 16 March 2022 - Under current circumstances we cannot continue to operate deliveries into Russia. Effective immediately we can no longer accept any shipments to/from Russian ports and overland delivery to/from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. This also applies to transports that were already in transit, until further notice these shipments will terminate in Riga and goods will be held at a local warehouse in Latvia.
Complete stop of deliveries into Russia Europe  •  Russia/Ukraine  •  16 March 2022 - Under current circumstances we cannot continue to operate deliveries into Russia. Effective immediately we can no longer accept any shipments to/from Russian ports and overland delivery to/from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. This also applies to transports that were already in transit, until further notice these shipments will terminate in Riga and goods will be held at a local warehouse in Latvia.
Asia China Shanghai 16 Mar 2022- Shanghai meets another wave of Covid-19 outbreak, but the city is not locked down. Seaports and warehouses remain operating as usual. Passenger flights from abroad will be diverted to other cities from 21 Mar to 1 May, to ease the outbreak control pressure. Airfreight remains an operation. Road transportation from/to Shanghai remains operation. Truck drivers are required to have a 48-hour negative nucleic acid test report, which might cause sorts of delay
Shanghai Asia  •  China  •  16 Mar 2022- Shanghai meets another wave of Covid-19 outbreak, but the city is not locked down. Seaports and warehouses remain operating as usual. Passenger flights from abroad will be diverted to other cities from 21 Mar to 1 May, to ease the outbreak control pressure. Airfreight remains an operation. Road transportation from/to Shanghai remains operation. Truck drivers are required to have a 48-hour negative nucleic acid test report, which might cause sorts of delay
Asia China Shenzhen 16 Mar 2022- Because of the Covid-19 outbreak, Shenzhen is locked down with no business activities from 14 to 20 March. All factories are closed, and ocean warehouses are suspended. Shenzhen seaports and airports remain in operation, however, manpower is limited due to the restrictions.
Shenzhen Asia  •  China  •  16 Mar 2022- Because of the Covid-19 outbreak, Shenzhen is locked down with no business activities from 14 to 20 March. All factories are closed, and ocean warehouses are suspended. Shenzhen seaports and airports remain in operation, however, manpower is limited due to the restrictions.
Europe Russia Services suspension to/from Russia and Belarus 02 Mar-Due to increasing operational restrictions and constraint on foreign currency transactions, we are suspending service to/from Russia and Belarus effective immediately, mirroring similar announcements made by all major shipping lines over the past 48-72 hours
Services suspension to/from Russia and Belarus Europe  •  Russia  •  02 Mar-Due to increasing operational restrictions and constraint on foreign currency transactions, we are suspending service to/from Russia and Belarus effective immediately, mirroring similar announcements made by all major shipping lines over the past 48-72 hours
South America Chile MSC changes inbound port call in Chile from Valparaiso to San Antonio 23 Feb - Due to congestion issues affecting Valaparaiso the MSC has announced that the port involving the southbound call in Chile will be changed to San Antonio affecting only import discharges. The Northbound call which affects exports will remain out of Valparaiso.
MSC changes inbound port call in Chile from Valparaiso to San Antonio South America  •  Chile  •  23 Feb - Due to congestion issues affecting Valaparaiso the MSC has announced that the port involving the southbound call in Chile will be changed to San Antonio affecting only import discharges. The Northbound call which affects exports will remain out of Valparaiso.
Europe Ukraine Pivdennyi/Odessa/Poltava/Svitlovodsk/Chornomorsk 28 Feb 2022 - Hillebrand's local agents and logistics partners in Ukraine have advised all operations have stopped due to current situation. Port Pivdennyi and Odessa are closed. The ships were evacuated from the port and until further notice all shipments are stopped.
Pivdennyi/Odessa/Poltava/Svitlovodsk/Chornomorsk Europe  •  Ukraine  •  28 Feb 2022 - Hillebrand's local agents and logistics partners in Ukraine have advised all operations have stopped due to current situation. Port Pivdennyi and Odessa are closed. The ships were evacuated from the port and until further notice all shipments are stopped.

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