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
Oceania New Zealand Auckland 2 Feb 2023 -Terminal congestion.Average delays of 2 days and for off-window vessels are at 45 days delay due to vessel bunching and yard congestion.
Auckland Oceania  •  New Zealand  •  2 Feb 2023 -Terminal congestion.Average delays of 2 days and for off-window vessels are at 45 days delay due to vessel bunching and yard congestion.
Oceania New Zealand Tauranga 2 Feb 2023 -Terminal/yard congestion continues.Average delays of 6 days and for off window vessels are at 15 days delay due to vessel bunching and yard congestion.
Tauranga Oceania  •  New Zealand  •  2 Feb 2023 -Terminal/yard congestion continues.Average delays of 6 days and for off window vessels are at 15 days delay due to vessel bunching and yard congestion.
Europe Portugal Lisbon 2 Feb 2023 - A series of strikes are expected in Lisbon until February 5, 2023. Labor action impacted operations on January 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 2023.
Lisbon Europe  •  Portugal  •  2 Feb 2023 - A series of strikes are expected in Lisbon until February 5, 2023. Labor action impacted operations on January 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 2023.
Europe Italy Genoa 2 Feb 2023 -Genoa Terminal (PSA GP) yard utilization is now at 60%. Empty container restriction for gate in remains are still in place to ensure import containers are always available for delivery.
Genoa Europe  •  Italy  •  2 Feb 2023 -Genoa Terminal (PSA GP) yard utilization is now at 60%. Empty container restriction for gate in remains are still in place to ensure import containers are always available for delivery.
North America US Union Pacific Rail Delay 27 Jan 2023 - In gate operations resumed following the service interruption on services from the bridge outage in Santa Rosa, New Mexico.
Union Pacific Rail Delay North America  •  US  •  27 Jan 2023 - In gate operations resumed following the service interruption on services from the bridge outage in Santa Rosa, New Mexico.
North America US Los Angeles / Long Beach 2 Feb 2023 - Los Angeles is fluid with minimum wait times mostly due to blank sailings and shift of capacity to the US East Coast. Local trucking delays have been reduced and are being closely monitored.  The LAX/LGB rail operations from all terminals and the off dock ramps are improving helping container flow. Negotiations continue between ILWU and PMA without any news being reported this week.
Los Angeles / Long Beach North America  •  US  •  2 Feb 2023 - Los Angeles is fluid with minimum wait times mostly due to blank sailings and shift of capacity to the US East Coast. Local trucking delays have been reduced and are being closely monitored.  The LAX/LGB rail operations from all terminals and the off dock ramps are improving helping container flow. Negotiations continue between ILWU and PMA without any news being reported this week.
North America US Oakland 2 Feb 2023 - Vessel waiting time up to 4 days. Truckers and shippers are encouraged to pick up freight and to use the night gates to help the situation. Negotiations continue between ILWU and PMA without any news being reported this week.
Oakland North America  •  US  •  2 Feb 2023 - Vessel waiting time up to 4 days. Truckers and shippers are encouraged to pick up freight and to use the night gates to help the situation. Negotiations continue between ILWU and PMA without any news being reported this week.
North America US Seattle 2 Feb 2023 - No vessel berthing delays. T18 gates will be closed on Fridays with the exception of when a holiday falls on a Monday (Feb 13 and Feb 20). Chassis counts remain low due to the surge in imports. Empty return shutouts at various terminals continue to tie up chassis and slow the pace of import pickups; shippers are encouraged to work with ocean carriers on where empties can be returned. Negotiations continue between ILWU and PMA without any news being reported this week.
Seattle North America  •  US  •  2 Feb 2023 - No vessel berthing delays. T18 gates will be closed on Fridays with the exception of when a holiday falls on a Monday (Feb 13 and Feb 20). Chassis counts remain low due to the surge in imports. Empty return shutouts at various terminals continue to tie up chassis and slow the pace of import pickups; shippers are encouraged to work with ocean carriers on where empties can be returned. Negotiations continue between ILWU and PMA without any news being reported this week.
North America Canada Toronto Terminals 2 Feb 2023 - Volume surge is creating a capacity surge in Toronto area rail yards creating higher than usual wait time, delays in pickup and deliveries. Additional charges to be expected as trucker facilities are at capacity restricting the ability to process new orders.  Situation is expected to improve by the end of the first quarter 2023.
Toronto Terminals North America  •  Canada  •  2 Feb 2023 - Volume surge is creating a capacity surge in Toronto area rail yards creating higher than usual wait time, delays in pickup and deliveries. Additional charges to be expected as trucker facilities are at capacity restricting the ability to process new orders.  Situation is expected to improve by the end of the first quarter 2023.
North America Canada Montreal 2 Feb 2023 -Vessels are arriving late in Montreal due to severe weather on the North Atlantic. The current dwell time in Montreal is 9 days.
Montreal North America  •  Canada  •  2 Feb 2023 -Vessels are arriving late in Montreal due to severe weather on the North Atlantic. The current dwell time in Montreal is 9 days.
North America Canada Halifax 2 Feb 2023 - Yard operations continue to improve, and currently the average dwell time is 8 days. This downward trend is expected to continue as additional railcars are sent toward Halifax. The average gate wait time is around 10 minutes at Fairview terminal and 15 minutes at South End Terminal. The average truck service time is 15 min at Fairview Terminal and 50 minutes at South End Terminal.
Halifax North America  •  Canada  •  2 Feb 2023 - Yard operations continue to improve, and currently the average dwell time is 8 days. This downward trend is expected to continue as additional railcars are sent toward Halifax. The average gate wait time is around 10 minutes at Fairview terminal and 15 minutes at South End Terminal. The average truck service time is 15 min at Fairview Terminal and 50 minutes at South End Terminal.
North America Canada Prince Rupert 2 Feb 2023 - Severe congestion at the port. The yard is heavily utilized at 96%, and average dwell was around 18 days. Fairview Terminal is currently managing an increase in volume which is resulting in a temporary increase to dwell time.
Prince Rupert North America  •  Canada  •  2 Feb 2023 - Severe congestion at the port. The yard is heavily utilized at 96%, and average dwell was around 18 days. Fairview Terminal is currently managing an increase in volume which is resulting in a temporary increase to dwell time.
Europe France France - Strike Delays 25 Jan 2023 - General strike activity in France on Jan 26 and 31, 2023 is expected to disrupt operations at all French ports and rail systems. There will be no gate in / gate out container activity at terminals during these dates. Further rail transport strike action is planned additionally on February 7 and 8, 2023.
France - Strike Delays Europe  •  France  •  25 Jan 2023 - General strike activity in France on Jan 26 and 31, 2023 is expected to disrupt operations at all French ports and rail systems. There will be no gate in / gate out container activity at terminals during these dates. Further rail transport strike action is planned additionally on February 7 and 8, 2023.
Europe UK UK Rail Strikes / Scotland Flooding 3 Jan 2023 - The UK Rail network (RMT union) ongoing industrial action will be next scheduled for Jan 3-4 and Jan 6-7, 2023. News media is reporting industrial action may continue for months. Flooding in Scotland has closed the West Coast Mainline between Scotland and Carlisle with earliest reopening Jan 6, 2023. This will affect export rail moves to Southern Ports this week. Alternative routing via road transport will be limited by capacity and could incur additional costs.
UK Rail Strikes / Scotland Flooding Europe  •  UK  •  3 Jan 2023 - The UK Rail network (RMT union) ongoing industrial action will be next scheduled for Jan 3-4 and Jan 6-7, 2023. News media is reporting industrial action may continue for months. Flooding in Scotland has closed the West Coast Mainline between Scotland and Carlisle with earliest reopening Jan 6, 2023. This will affect export rail moves to Southern Ports this week. Alternative routing via road transport will be limited by capacity and could incur additional costs.
South America Chile Chile National Truckers Strike ended 30 Nov 2022 - Both the stevedore strike at DP World Terminal at San Antonio Port and the national trucker strike that led to intermittent blockages have been resolved. Expect some residual delays in container movements.
Chile National Truckers Strike ended South America  •  Chile  •  30 Nov 2022 - Both the stevedore strike at DP World Terminal at San Antonio Port and the national trucker strike that led to intermittent blockages have been resolved. Expect some residual delays in container movements.
Oceania New Zealand Blenheim / Nelson 28 Nov 2022 Export container flows are still very much impacted for shipments from New Zealand's south island after flooding damaged roadways. Flooding now in Marlborough and road closures are creating longer trucking routes and causing delays. Repairs are underway on the main highway between Nelson and Blenheim, SH6. Traffic is being re-routed which will add to the transit time and incur additional trucking charges due to heavily reduced capacity. Plan for delays for packing, fitting and trucking from this area.
Blenheim / Nelson Oceania  •  New Zealand  •  28 Nov 2022 Export container flows are still very much impacted for shipments from New Zealand's south island after flooding damaged roadways. Flooding now in Marlborough and road closures are creating longer trucking routes and causing delays. Repairs are underway on the main highway between Nelson and Blenheim, SH6. Traffic is being re-routed which will add to the transit time and incur additional trucking charges due to heavily reduced capacity. Plan for delays for packing, fitting and trucking from this area.
Europe Spain Spain truckers strike cancelled 15 Nov 2022 - The transport strike in Spain this week was called off after failing to gather enough support from transport association and unions through the country. The strike only caused some disruption in the port of Algeciras.
Spain truckers strike cancelled Europe  •  Spain  •  15 Nov 2022 - The transport strike in Spain this week was called off after failing to gather enough support from transport association and unions through the country. The strike only caused some disruption in the port of Algeciras.
Europe Belgium Antwerp 7 Nov 2022 - A national strike in Belgium on Nov 9-10, 2022 will impact port operations at the Port of Antwerp. This combined with a national holiday on Friday Nov 11, 2022 will mean 3 consecutive days of disruption for cargo. Plan for delays on cargo from the closures and expected backlog.
Antwerp Europe  •  Belgium  •  7 Nov 2022 - A national strike in Belgium on Nov 9-10, 2022 will impact port operations at the Port of Antwerp. This combined with a national holiday on Friday Nov 11, 2022 will mean 3 consecutive days of disruption for cargo. Plan for delays on cargo from the closures and expected backlog.
Africa South Africa South Africa - Port Strike Over 19 Oct 2022 - South African transport unions have reached a new three year contract applicable for the period from April 1st 2022 to March 31, 2025. This ends the current industrial action at the port terminals. Transnet is prioritizing urgent and sensitive cargo and implementing recovery plans to address the backlog. Continue to expect residual disruption in cargo movements and additional origin handling charges for shipments from/to South Africa.
South Africa - Port Strike Over Africa  •  South Africa  •  19 Oct 2022 - South African transport unions have reached a new three year contract applicable for the period from April 1st 2022 to March 31, 2025. This ends the current industrial action at the port terminals. Transnet is prioritizing urgent and sensitive cargo and implementing recovery plans to address the backlog. Continue to expect residual disruption in cargo movements and additional origin handling charges for shipments from/to South Africa.
North America Canada Canadian Railway - Winter Shipping 1 Sep 2022 Please note winter routing will be in effect as of October 15, 2022.
Canadian Railway - Winter Shipping North America  •  Canada  •  1 Sep 2022 Please note winter routing will be in effect as of October 15, 2022.

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