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 New York / New Jersey 3 Aug 2022 - ALERT: Port throughput is up 36% from last year, vessels are queuing outside to berth, there are chassis shortages and severe congestion at all terminals. Export delivery dates are volatile and hold up equipment. Chassis units cannot be re-used for new container collection when empty container receiving is not available due to lack of space. This delays all operations at the port - drayage, cross-dock and line haul operations- preventing the ability to pickup before the last free day and subsequent additional costs.
New York / New Jersey North America  •  US  •  3 Aug 2022 - ALERT: Port throughput is up 36% from last year, vessels are queuing outside to berth, there are chassis shortages and severe congestion at all terminals. Export delivery dates are volatile and hold up equipment. Chassis units cannot be re-used for new container collection when empty container receiving is not available due to lack of space. This delays all operations at the port - drayage, cross-dock and line haul operations- preventing the ability to pickup before the last free day and subsequent additional costs.
North America US Oakland 3 August 2022 - Port terminal still recovering after closures in July from truckers protesting California AB5 law. The backlog from closures will severely impact all operations at the ports and add to the existing delays/congestion this week. This will impact pickup, delivery and return of containers at the terminals, additional charges could apply if loads need to be placed in storage until redelivery can be attempted again. Today there are 12 vessels at berth with 13 awaiting berth space/holding.
Oakland North America  •  US  •  3 August 2022 - Port terminal still recovering after closures in July from truckers protesting California AB5 law. The backlog from closures will severely impact all operations at the ports and add to the existing delays/congestion this week. This will impact pickup, delivery and return of containers at the terminals, additional charges could apply if loads need to be placed in storage until redelivery can be attempted again. Today there are 12 vessels at berth with 13 awaiting berth space/holding.
North America US Houston 3 Aug 2022 - Vessel waiting time is 2-18 days due to ship draft restrictions at Barbour's Cut which has increased the number of ships at anchor awaiting berth space. Export receiving windows extremely limited. General trucking capacity is averaging about a week. Chassis deficits are adding to Houston congestion.
Houston North America  •  US  •  3 Aug 2022 - Vessel waiting time is 2-18 days due to ship draft restrictions at Barbour's Cut which has increased the number of ships at anchor awaiting berth space. Export receiving windows extremely limited. General trucking capacity is averaging about a week. Chassis deficits are adding to Houston congestion.
North America US Chicago Rail Ramp 3 Aug 2022 - Extended delays in pickups and deliveries are continuing due to a shortage of available chassis in Chicago. 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  •  3 Aug 2022 - Extended delays in pickups and deliveries are continuing due to a shortage of available chassis in Chicago. 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.
North America US Seattle 3 Aug 2022 - 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. Shortages of equipment, chassis and gensets and empty return availability at terminals. General truck capacity delays averaging up to 14 days.
Seattle North America  •  US  •  3 Aug 2022 - 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. Shortages of equipment, chassis and gensets and empty return availability at terminals. General truck capacity delays averaging up to 14 days.
North America US New Orleans 3 Aug 2022 - Severe chassis shortages and no 40' chassis available. 
New Orleans North America  •  US  •  3 Aug 2022 - Severe chassis shortages and no 40' chassis available. 
North America US Miami 3 Aug 2022 - Vessel waiting time is up to 1-2 days due to import volumes and weather conditions. SFCT Terminal (Miami/Port Everglades) is experiencing the highest congestion and delays for truckers to secure equipment. Terminal is block-stacking some containers in the yard due to extreme congestion. Warehousing receiving appointment delays present at some facilities, especially in Deerfield Beach and Tampa.
Miami North America  •  US  •  3 Aug 2022 - Vessel waiting time is up to 1-2 days due to import volumes and weather conditions. SFCT Terminal (Miami/Port Everglades) is experiencing the highest congestion and delays for truckers to secure equipment. Terminal is block-stacking some containers in the yard due to extreme congestion. Warehousing receiving appointment delays present at some facilities, especially in Deerfield Beach and Tampa.
North America US Savannah 3 Aug 2022 - Vessel wait time is averaging 10-17 days due to high import volume, vessel bunching and extra loaders. Berth capacity is limited due to construction projects; smaller vessels are occupying wider berths as they are available and the port is shifting cargo to alleviate space constraints and congestion at the yards.  General delays of 10 days to secure truck capacity for all equipment types.
Savannah North America  •  US  •  3 Aug 2022 - Vessel wait time is averaging 10-17 days due to high import volume, vessel bunching and extra loaders. Berth capacity is limited due to construction projects; smaller vessels are occupying wider berths as they are available and the port is shifting cargo to alleviate space constraints and congestion at the yards.  General delays of 10 days to secure truck capacity for all equipment types.
North America US Charleston 3 Aug 2022 - Vessel wait time is up to 24 hours. Import dwell time is the biggest problem for terminal capacity. Chassis shortages are delaying pickup, delivery, drayage to/from rail facilities.  General delays of around 10 days to secure truck power.
Charleston North America  •  US  •  3 Aug 2022 - Vessel wait time is up to 24 hours. Import dwell time is the biggest problem for terminal capacity. Chassis shortages are delaying pickup, delivery, drayage to/from rail facilities.  General delays of around 10 days to secure truck power.
North America US Norfolk 3 Aug 2022 Vessel waiting time is up to 24 hours. General trucking capacity delays in the area averaging around 10 days for all equipment types.
Norfolk North America  •  US  •  3 Aug 2022 Vessel waiting time is up to 24 hours. General trucking capacity delays in the area averaging around 10 days for all equipment types.
North America US Baltimore 3 Aug 2022 - Vessel waiting time is 1-3 days due to berth congestion. Delays for trucking around 7 days for all equipment types.
Baltimore North America  •  US  •  3 Aug 2022 - Vessel waiting time is 1-3 days due to berth congestion. Delays for trucking around 7 days for all equipment types.
North America US Los Angeles / Long Beach 3 Aug 2022 - Vessel wait time on average up to 16 days (Los Angeles) and up to 6 days (Long Beach) due to high import volumes, dwell times, and labor availability. Terminal congestion and trucking queues are restricting ability to retrieve containers during allotted appointment times - if the appointment window expires, truckers will need to secure a new appointment. Shortage of chassis and gensets and it is difficult to secure appointments to return empties. Additional charges can occur if container cannot be picked up and or returned within the allotted free time.  The Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach Container Dwell Fee is on hold until August 26, 2022. This is separate from individual terminal dwell fee agreements on long dwelling units.
Los Angeles / Long Beach North America  •  US  •  3 Aug 2022 - Vessel wait time on average up to 16 days (Los Angeles) and up to 6 days (Long Beach) due to high import volumes, dwell times, and labor availability. Terminal congestion and trucking queues are restricting ability to retrieve containers during allotted appointment times - if the appointment window expires, truckers will need to secure a new appointment. Shortage of chassis and gensets and it is difficult to secure appointments to return empties. Additional charges can occur if container cannot be picked up and or returned within the allotted free time.  The Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach Container Dwell Fee is on hold until August 26, 2022. This is separate from individual terminal dwell fee agreements on long dwelling units.
South America Argentina Mendoza (cross-Andes transport) 18 July 2022 - The international pass between Mendoza and the Chilean ports of San Antonio and Valparaiso has been closed closed since July 9th due to storms. Prepare for extensive delays and additional transport costs as outlined below. During winter restrictions (June 1 - August 31) traffic is only permitted when conditions permit and is limited to 12 hours a day, 9AM - 9PM. The road is frequently closed due to winter storms. Routing cargo this direction will incur additional charges for storage, demurrage and detention if the trucker cannot deliver to the port terminal as schedule due to delay in transit from weather or strikes.
Mendoza (cross-Andes transport) South America  •  Argentina  •  18 July 2022 - The international pass between Mendoza and the Chilean ports of San Antonio and Valparaiso has been closed closed since July 9th due to storms. Prepare for extensive delays and additional transport costs as outlined below. During winter restrictions (June 1 - August 31) traffic is only permitted when conditions permit and is limited to 12 hours a day, 9AM - 9PM. The road is frequently closed due to winter storms. Routing cargo this direction will incur additional charges for storage, demurrage and detention if the trucker cannot deliver to the port terminal as schedule due to delay in transit from weather or strikes.
Europe Germany Hamburg / Bremerhaven 13 July 2022 - 48 Hour port strike announced by trade union to potential impact German ports, including Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven from 7AM July 14, 2022 to 7AM July 16, 2022.   Prepare for delays in port and trucking operations.
Hamburg / Bremerhaven Europe  •  Germany  •  13 July 2022 - 48 Hour port strike announced by trade union to potential impact German ports, including Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven from 7AM July 14, 2022 to 7AM July 16, 2022.   Prepare for delays in port and trucking operations.
North America Canada Canadian Railway - Limited Strike 23 Jun 2022 The CN rail network is still operational under a contingency plan after the trade union representing the electrical workers (IBEW) went on strike on June 18, 2022. Plan for some potential delays or disruption to railway moves during this time.
Canadian Railway - Limited Strike North America  •  Canada  •  23 Jun 2022 The CN rail network is still operational under a contingency plan after the trade union representing the electrical workers (IBEW) went on strike on June 18, 2022. Plan for some potential delays or disruption to railway moves during this time.
Europe Spain Spain Jun 21, 2022 - There is the potential for a transport strike to be announced for July 1st from the Spanish transport union (Plataforma Nacional Defensa Sector del Transporte).  If a strike is to be made official, it's unclear whether other unions will join in and the scale of the potential disruption. 
Spain Europe  •  Spain  •  Jun 21, 2022 - There is the potential for a transport strike to be announced for July 1st from the Spanish transport union (Plataforma Nacional Defensa Sector del Transporte).  If a strike is to be made official, it's unclear whether other unions will join in and the scale of the potential disruption. 
Europe Italy Genoa 9 Jun 2022 - The Port of Genova is experiencing severe congestion at all main export marine terminals (Genova Port Terminal, VTE, SECH, Bettolo).  This is impacting all terminal operations, and in particular is limiting the acceptance of loaded export containers.
Genoa Europe  •  Italy  •  9 Jun 2022 - The Port of Genova is experiencing severe congestion at all main export marine terminals (Genova Port Terminal, VTE, SECH, Bettolo).  This is impacting all terminal operations, and in particular is limiting the acceptance of loaded export containers.
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.
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.

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