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Valued customer,

the clearing of vessels waiting at the Suez Canal has been successful and after the canal was reopened for passage, the queue has now made  transit though the canal.

We have earlier communicated that, even when reopened, the blockage of the Suez Canal would have ripple effects on global supply chains for weeks to come.

When the delayed vessels start hitting the next load ports in both Asia and Europe, a significant impact on equipment and capacity availability will be experienced in the coming period.

We still foresee limitations of both space and equipment in the weeks to come, so continue to plan well ahead your needs of shipments.

We urge our customers not to think that the situation is resolved and advise to keep considering ETAs and ETDs as unstable: we expect severe port congestions as ships will be arriving out of their slotted time, leading to adjusted rotations to limit the overall net loss of ocean network capacity.

Update on US ports situation:

LAX/LGB Terminal
There are currently more than  20 ships at anchor awaiting berths in LAX/LGB .

All terminals continue to suffer from severe congestion due to the spike in importations.

The UP rail has limited ed the access to many US inland ramps due to capacity constraints and railcar shortages. This has created a serious backlog in all the on/off dock rail services ex SoCal to all main destinations and is generating delays of more than a week into some inland ramps.

New York Terminals
Dwell times for import volumes continue to be higher than normal running at about an average of 6 days.
Gate turn times for truckers continue to be above normal for all terminals and depots, and the port area is periodically impacted by traffic that exceeds on-facility ques and congests local roadways.

Canadian Terminal and Rail Delays Update

Dwell time at the Port Terminals:

  • Halifax – 3.5 Days*
  • Montreal – 4.7 Days*
  • Vancouver – 2.8 Days
  • Prince Rupert – 3.0 Days*

Dwell time at the Rail Terminals:

  • Montreal – 3.5 Days*
  • Vancouver – 1.2 Days*

We are fully available to help you: don’t hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks for your attention.

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