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 22 Jan 2024 - Vessel waiting time is 1-2 days with delays due to bad weather in the Gulf of Mexico. Some yard congestion related to vessels arriving at the same time. larger vessel arrivals are impacting congestion at terminals. Limited equipment availability.
Houston North America  •  US  •  22 Jan 2024 - Vessel waiting time is 1-2 days with delays due to bad weather in the Gulf of Mexico. Some yard congestion related to vessels arriving at the same time. larger vessel arrivals are impacting congestion at terminals. Limited equipment availability.
North America US Los Angeles / Long Beach 22 Jan 202 - West Basin slowdown as vessels arrive but are not being released quickly. Challenges with time windows for terminal appointments once secured. Carriers terminating MSC containers must also pick up an import to secure an appointment.
Los Angeles / Long Beach North America  •  US  •  22 Jan 202 - West Basin slowdown as vessels arrive but are not being released quickly. Challenges with time windows for terminal appointments once secured. Carriers terminating MSC containers must also pick up an import to secure an appointment.
Oceania Australia Australia - DP Terminal Industrial action extended 3 Jan 2024 - DP Terminals operations at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle continue to see delays from ongoing industrial action work stoppages for quayside, receiving and delivery activities. The protected industrial action was extended again from December 18, 2023 to January 8, 2024.
Australia - DP Terminal Industrial action extended Oceania  •  Australia  •  3 Jan 2024 - DP Terminals operations at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle continue to see delays from ongoing industrial action work stoppages for quayside, receiving and delivery activities. The protected industrial action was extended again from December 18, 2023 to January 8, 2024.
Africa South Africa Cape Town 29 Nov 2023 - Cape Town continues to experience congestion and intermittent weather delays due to seasonal high wind conditions.
Cape Town Africa  •  South Africa  •  29 Nov 2023 - Cape Town continues to experience congestion and intermittent weather delays due to seasonal high wind conditions.
Central America Panama Panama Canal Low Water Levels 29 Nov 2023 - Low water level conditions have continued to impact regular operations through the Panama Canal this summer. Draught restrictions have increased, limiting the capacity of containers ships can carry when transiting the canals, and there are reduced limits on how many vessels can transit the locks each day. Additional carrier surcharges expected.
Panama Canal Low Water Levels Central America  •  Panama  •  29 Nov 2023 - Low water level conditions have continued to impact regular operations through the Panama Canal this summer. Draught restrictions have increased, limiting the capacity of containers ships can carry when transiting the canals, and there are reduced limits on how many vessels can transit the locks each day. Additional carrier surcharges expected.
South America Argentina Mendoza (cross-Andes transport) 17 Nov 2023 - The international pass between Mendoza and the Chilean ports of San Antonio and Valparaiso has closed again due to bad weather and transit has been completely stopped. Plan for residual delays and congestion backlogs that will increase both overall transit times and unplanned charges for late/early arrival costs, storage, and demurrage/detention.
Mendoza (cross-Andes transport) South America  •  Argentina  •  17 Nov 2023 - The international pass between Mendoza and the Chilean ports of San Antonio and Valparaiso has closed again due to bad weather and transit has been completely stopped. Plan for residual delays and congestion backlogs that will increase both overall transit times and unplanned charges for late/early arrival costs, storage, and demurrage/detention.
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