Montreal

• Yard utilization remains high
• Rail dwell time remains at average 3 days

Halifax

• All terminals are operating normally
• Rail dwell time increased from 6.5 to 9 days

Prince Rupert

• Vessel berth wait time is averaging 7 days
• Yard utilization increased from 113 to 118%
• Rail dwell time increased from 12 to …


 

High rates in the air cargo industry are caused by bottlenecks in ground handling capacity rather than aircraft capacity constraints.

This is according to Niall van de Wouw, co-founder of CLIVE Data Services and now chief airfreight officer at Xeneta, who explained in a TIACA Economics4Cargo airfreight update that these bottlenecks are caused by shortages of cargo handling staff …


 

Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) will start a new trans-Pacific container service for the US Gulf and East coasts next month, while adding new US and mainland China calls on an existing East Coast service to eliminate transshipment hassles and adding two Chinese ports to a Southeast Asia service into the US West Coast.

Separately, Wan Hai Lines said it …


 

About 750 signals and communications workers at Canadian National Rail (CN) went on strike on Saturday June 18th, after the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and CN management failed to reach agreement in contract negotiations. According to CN, the unresolved issues are primarily about wages and benefits.

Management has implemented a contingency plan, saying this would allow it to …


 

The union and employers negotiating the contract for more than 22,000 port laborers on the U.S. West Coast on Tuesday said they are committed to reaching a deal and are not planning any work stoppages or lockouts that would worsen supply chain logjams.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) employer group have …


 

US imports from Asia set a new monthly record in May, demonstrating that despite the more than two months of COVID lockdowns in Shanghai and rising inflation in the United States, goods entered the US at an historic pace.

Data from PIERS, a JOC.com sister company within S&P Global, also showed that West Coast ports saw their share of …


 

Montreal

• Yard utilization remains high
• Rail dwell time remains at average 3 days

Halifax

• All terminals are operating normally
• Rail dwell time increased from 3 to 6.5 days

Prince Rupert

• Vessel berth wait time remains between 7 to 11 days
• Yard utilization increased from 113 to 118%
• Rail dwell time increased from …


 

As China continues to roll back restrictions on most parts of Shanghai, port operations appear to be approaching normal levels. It, however, remains to be seen how quickly throughput can be restored at the world’s biggest container port. Analysts also continue to worry about the possible ripple effect across the global supply chain and the potential for ports in …


 

The inventory levels of major retailers could see the airfreight peak towards the third quarter be a little “muted”, but consistently busy for the coming months.

US retailers reporting first quarter financial results noted that their inventory levels were down – and that they had been forced to significantly increase costs by using airfreight.

“We expect to abate that …