United States

Port of Seattle and Tacoma – The Port of Seattle is experiencing vessel wait times of 12-36 hours. Shipper demand remains strong and is forecasted to remain steady through the end of the year. The ports are experiencing delays of 5 days due to increase in export volume. All terminals are open for normal operations this week.

Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach – As of today, there are 36 ships at anchor at the Port of Los Angeles. Vessel bunching, delays of several days in vessel berthing, congested marine terminals, long truck lines at terminal gates, chassis shortages owing to excessive street dwell times, and import warehouses filled beyond capacity have plagued the Southern California gateway since summer. Carriers and terminals for both ports are unable to confirm ETAs due to congestion, and containers may get buried. Chassis shortages continue to persist at both ports although equipment providers are working overtime to remedy. Delays for port cargo or for cargo to be moved inland by rail can be excessive – up to weeks. All terminals are open for normal operations this week.

Port of Oakland – CMA CGM will launch a Yantian-to-Oakland premium service, which will be the only first-call inbound service from Asia to date for the Northern California port. Vessel wait times have increased to 1-3 days. Labor shortage continues to impact the berthing line up of all terminals in the harbor. All vessels berthing priority will continue to be assigned using the first come first serve format. All terminals are open for normal operations this week.

Port of Houston – This week, the new 26 acre Houston Terminal East Empty Yard has opened within Bayport Container Terminal. This new and expanded footprint provides additional container yard capacity to support volume growth and promote quality service levels to the trucking community. All terminals are open for normal operations this week.

Port of New York/New Jersey – Although there is tightness throughout the New York-New Jersey supply chain, including mounting container dwell times at marine terminals and chassis dwell times at warehouses, the gateway remains pretty fluid. Nonetheless, the port is still experiencing significant delays due to congestion and recent weather. Chassis are in short supply and some truckers are levying congestion fees due to extended wait times at the port. All terminals are open for normal operations this week.

Port of Virginia – All terminals are open for normal operations this week.

North Carolina Ports – All terminals are open for normal operations this week.

South Carolina Ports – Charleston’s vessel wait times range from 0-12 hours, and the port is experiencing vessel bunching due to previous holiday closures. All terminals are open for normal operations this week.

Port of Georgia – Beginning this year, rail cars are now traveling newly installed track linking Garden City Terminal’s Chatham and Mason rail yards. The Mason Mega Rail project is now more than 75 percent finished. All terminals are open for normal operations this week.

Canada

Port of Vancouver – Vessel wait times increased to 5-7 days, with anywhere from 5 days to 2 week delays in getting containers loaded onto the rail. Yard is at 102% of capacity.

Port of Prince Rupert – Vessel wait times continue to be 4-5 days, with anywhere from 5 days to 2 week delays in getting containers loaded onto the rail. Yard is now at 111% capacity. Import volumes remain strong so expect vessel backlog to continue.

 

Sources: Maersk (Port of Seattle), HMM (Port of LA), JOC (Port of LA/LB), JOC (Port of Oakland), Maersk (Port of Oakland), Port Houston, JOC (Port of NY/NJ), Port of Virginia, NC Ports, Maersk (SC Ports), Port of Georgia, Maersk (Canadian Ports)