Montreal

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

Halifax

• No berthing delays
• All terminals are operating normally
• Rail dwell time is between 1-3 days

Prince Rupert

• Vessel berth wait time remains between 7 to 11 days
• Yard utilization increased 107% to 113%
• Rail dwell time remains …


 

While Newsome and SC Ports COO Barbara Melvin don’t have a specific timeline for when the port can completely clear out the queue of vessels, they anticipate a surge in import volumes this summer and hope to be at zero vessels at anchor before the new wave of cargo reaches Charleston.

Another key to addressing fluidity is a continued …


 

Charleston has been able to improve fluidity through its three container terminals due to close coordination with the trucking community.

SC Ports has leased out nearly 800 chassis to trucking companies and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) pending the launch of its proprietary chassis pool next spring

Sunday gate hours that went into effect in March and will run …


 

California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla have become the latest US government officials urging ocean carriers to provide more containers for agricultural exports, noting the lack of boxes contributed to the state losing $2.1 billion in ag exports in just a five-month period last year.

The letter, dated May 4, said three out of four containers at US …


 

Shippers have said they are losing out on sales opportunities as carriers price container shipping, including the repositioning of empty containers to rail ramps, at levels that make their products globally uncompetitive. Shippers also bemoan that carriers bypass laden exports in favor of quickly sending an empty container back to Asia, which can then be refilled and returned again …


 

U.S. intermodal volumes dropped 6.6% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2022, reports the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) in its Intermodal Quarterly report. International containers registered a decline of -15.5% and trailers of -12.8%, while domestic shipments recorded positive growth of 5.2%.

The first quarter decline was preceded by contractions in the previous two quarters. IANA said …


 

Despite the falling number of infections found in the city, Shanghai’s daily infection remains at a high level. Shanghai is building thousands of permanent PCR testing stations, in-line with other cities, as China looks to make regular testing a feature of everyday life. Based on current trends, the lockdowns on the regional or district level will not begin to …


 

Chittagong Port will be getting a new terminal after 14 years as the construction of the Patenga Container Terminal (PCT) is almost complete. Preparations are underway to launch the operations of the terminal this July. The new terminal will be able to load and unload containers from three cargo vessels simultaneously.

CFS: After Eid holiday, the truck queue remains …