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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
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.
North America US Houston 23 Jan 2023 - Berth waiting time average 2 to 6 days due to berth congestion and labor availability.Terminal import pads are full at Barbours Cut and the port has started using the rail yard past C7 for additional import stacks as well as moving ships between terminals to relieve congestion at Barbours Cut.  Chassis availability has been impacting operations due to the spikes in volume. The Port of Houston will apply a Sustained Import Dwell Fee of USD 45 per unit per day on day 8 after free time expires starting on Feb 1, 2023. The fee was postponed from Dec 1, 2022 due to software updates.
Houston North America  •  US  •  23 Jan 2023 - Berth waiting time average 2 to 6 days due to berth congestion and labor availability.Terminal import pads are full at Barbours Cut and the port has started using the rail yard past C7 for additional import stacks as well as moving ships between terminals to relieve congestion at Barbours Cut.  Chassis availability has been impacting operations due to the spikes in volume. The Port of Houston will apply a Sustained Import Dwell Fee of USD 45 per unit per day on day 8 after free time expires starting on Feb 1, 2023. The fee was postponed from Dec 1, 2022 due to software updates.
North America US Baltimore 23 Jan 2023 - Vessel waiting time is 1-8 days due to berth congestion and vessel bunching.
Baltimore North America  •  US  •  23 Jan 2023 - Vessel waiting time is 1-8 days due to berth congestion and vessel bunching.
North America US Savannah 23 Jan 2023 - Vessel waiting time is up to 4 days due to berth congestion.Still seeing long delays for warehouse delivery appointments, especially in the Atlanta area. General delays of 5-7 days to secure truck capacity.
Savannah North America  •  US  •  23 Jan 2023 - Vessel waiting time is up to 4 days due to berth congestion.Still seeing long delays for warehouse delivery appointments, especially in the Atlanta area. General delays of 5-7 days to secure truck capacity.
North America US Oakland 23 Jan 2023 - Vessel waiting time up to 24 hrs. 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  •  23 Jan 2023 - Vessel waiting time up to 24 hrs. 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 23 Jan 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  •  23 Jan 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 Vancouver 23 Jan 2023 - Vessel waiting time is 8 days and yard utilization is at 90% of capacity. Trucker order lead time is averaging around 10 days for all container types. Rail dwell time is around 17 days.
Vancouver North America  •  Canada  •  23 Jan 2023 - Vessel waiting time is 8 days and yard utilization is at 90% of capacity. Trucker order lead time is averaging around 10 days for all container types. Rail dwell time is around 17 days.
North America US Union Pacific Rail Delay 24 Jan 2023 - A bridge outage in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, is impacting operations between Southern California and Chicago, Southern California and Kansas City, and Mexico and Chicago through Nogales and El Paso in both directions. Customers with rail shipments moving through the impacted area should anticipate a 72-hour delay.
Union Pacific Rail Delay North America  •  US  •  24 Jan 2023 - A bridge outage in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, is impacting operations between Southern California and Chicago, Southern California and Kansas City, and Mexico and Chicago through Nogales and El Paso in both directions. Customers with rail shipments moving through the impacted area should anticipate a 72-hour delay.
Europe Portugal Lisbon 17 Jan 2023 - A series of strikes are expected in Lisbon until February 5, 2023.Labor action announced for January 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 2023.
Lisbon Europe  •  Portugal  •  17 Jan 2023 - A series of strikes are expected in Lisbon until February 5, 2023.Labor action announced for January 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 2023.
North America US New York / New Jersey 17 Jan 2023 - Vessel waiting average 2 days for APM and PNCT terminals. Seeing improvement with berthing times and excess of empty equipment.  Ongoing challenges securing warehouse delivery appointments.
New York / New Jersey North America  •  US  •  17 Jan 2023 - Vessel waiting average 2 days for APM and PNCT terminals. Seeing improvement with berthing times and excess of empty equipment.  Ongoing challenges securing warehouse delivery appointments.
North America US Los Angeles / Long Beach 17 Jan 2023 -Los Angeles is fluid with minimum wait times mostly due to blank sailings and shift of capacity to the EC. 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  •  17 Jan 2023 -Los Angeles is fluid with minimum wait times mostly due to blank sailings and shift of capacity to the EC. 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 Canada Montreal 16 Jan 2023 - Labor availability has been improved and stabilized at this moment and is expected to remain strong through the winter 2023. Water levels are improving slowly but continue to have an impact on vessel draft and departure windows. Current dwell time in Montreal is 9 Days.
Montreal North America  •  Canada  •  16 Jan 2023 - Labor availability has been improved and stabilized at this moment and is expected to remain strong through the winter 2023. Water levels are improving slowly but continue to have an impact on vessel draft and departure windows. Current dwell time in Montreal is 9 Days.
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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