Port updates

Red Sea Routes

Recent developments in the Red Sea have caused ocean carriers to take action to protect their vessels and their crews. Some of these actions have resulted in rate increases, which will be applied in the form of an emergency surcharge, implemented 1st Jan 2024. This situation is expected to cause an industry-wide supply and demand imbalance, resulting in capacity and equipment challenges. 

Port updates
Area Country Port Update
North America US Houston 10 July 2024 - The Port of Houston will resume operations today July 10, 2024 with extended gate hours today and tomorrow until 7pm, until 6pm on July 12, and 4pm on July 13, 2024. Note that localized flooding and power outages are still affecting the region and could impact inland operations.
Houston North America  •  US  •  10 July 2024 - The Port of Houston will resume operations today July 10, 2024 with extended gate hours today and tomorrow until 7pm, until 6pm on July 12, and 4pm on July 13, 2024. Note that localized flooding and power outages are still affecting the region and could impact inland operations.
North America US Los Angeles / Long Beach 1 July 2024 -18 vessels scheduled for week 28. Tight windows to secure terminal appointments.  Carriers terminating MSC containers must also pick up an import to secure an appointment.
Los Angeles / Long Beach North America  •  US  •  1 July 2024 -18 vessels scheduled for week 28. Tight windows to secure terminal appointments.  Carriers terminating MSC containers must also pick up an import to secure an appointment.
North America US Oakland 1 July 2024 - Expect delays and congestion at all 3 terminals for container operations.   Containers discharging at TraPac going into closed areas and not available for an average of 3 days or more. Terminal appointments are limited and there are delays in terminating empty containers.  Average wait time of 4+ days at OICT and TraPac
Oakland North America  •  US  •  1 July 2024 - Expect delays and congestion at all 3 terminals for container operations.   Containers discharging at TraPac going into closed areas and not available for an average of 3 days or more. Terminal appointments are limited and there are delays in terminating empty containers.  Average wait time of 4+ days at OICT and TraPac
North America US Seattle / Tacoma 1 July 2024 - Port congestion and wait times at Seattle and Tacoma terminals. Offloaded containers going into undeliverable areas for 2-4 days. Shortage of rail car supply anticipated for the next couple of weeks.
Seattle / Tacoma North America  •  US  •  1 July 2024 - Port congestion and wait times at Seattle and Tacoma terminals. Offloaded containers going into undeliverable areas for 2-4 days. Shortage of rail car supply anticipated for the next couple of weeks.
Europe France France - strikes suspended 12 June 2024 - The French National Federation of ports and docks have suspended the remaining strike days for June. It will take some time to work through backlog and restore normal operations. The original strike action covered 4 hours per day on May 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, and June 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28 followed by 24 hour strike dates on June 7, 13, 21, 25, 2024.
France - strikes suspended Europe  •  France  •  12 June 2024 - The French National Federation of ports and docks have suspended the remaining strike days for June. It will take some time to work through backlog and restore normal operations. The original strike action covered 4 hours per day on May 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, and June 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28 followed by 24 hour strike dates on June 7, 13, 21, 25, 2024.
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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.


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