LAX/LGB Terminal Update:
There are currently 23 ships (-2) at anchor awaiting berths in LAX/LGB as of April 1st..
All terminals continue to suffer from severe congestion due to the spike in import volumes. Changes of destination (CODs) and container "dig outs" are restricted due to limited terminal space. Customers are urged to continue to expedite the pickup of import containers and inform any COD requests at least four days before the start of vessel operations. While most of the port employees are participating in the COVID-19 vaccination program, the terminals continue to work with limited labor and split shifts (COVID-19 related). The demand for available labor affects all terminals' turnaround time for truckers, inter terminal transfers, the number of daily appointments available for gate transactions and generates delays in vessels operations.
Oakland Terminal Update:
Currently there are 24 ships (+12) at anchor or drifting in the San Francisco Bay area as of April 9th. One of five berths at OICT remains unavailable due to new crane deployment. It is expected to be available end of May*.
Labor demand remains high in the port due to increased imports and vessels diverting to Oakland as first port of call. Yard re-handling and re-stows on vessels due to change of rotation and additional empty lift out of LAX/LGB is creating further delays. Export receiving is strictly controlled causing pain points for truckers, however this is mainly due to vessel schedule integrity. All berths remain occupied
New York Terminal Update:
Currently there is no berth congestion impacting vessel arrivals. Dwell times for import volumes and terminal yard utilization continue to be higher than normal. Terminal gates are being metered where necessary to steer empties to facilities which have available capacity.
Savannah Terminal Update:
Currently 9 ships (-1) at anchor as of April 9th. The river has remained open with good weather all week, which will assist to bring down the number of ships and days waiting for a berth. Wide beam vessels lead to scheduling conflicts and additional coordination with one vessel in the river at a time. The yard and gate operations remain fluid.
Canadian Terminal and Rail Delays Update:
High yard utilization at all terminals in Vancouver as a result of high import volumes. Expected to last well into Q2. Vessel productivity and yard productivity continue to improve, along with stable rail car supply, which resulted in increased fluidity on terminal. We continue to experience berth delays in VAN of 3 to 7 days. Prince Rupert (PRR) yard productivity and berth availability continues to improve.
Dwell time at the Port Terminals:
- Halifax – 3.8 Days
- Montreal – 3.1 Days*
- Vancouver – 3.0 Days*
- Prince Rupert – 8.5 Days*
Car supply into Vancouver has improved significantly and import dwells remain below average.
Dwell time at the Rail Terminals:
- Montreal – 1.9 Days*
- Vancouver – 2.8 Days*
Capacity limitation in certain markets due to import volume spikes and severe drivers’ shortage. Please find main markets, and estimate lead-time to secure capacity below (Note: Lead time refers to timeframe to secure truck power, it is not dwell time):
Market / Average 12-days+:
- Los Angeles, CA (30 days +) - Long Beach, CA (30 days +) - Atlanta, GA (15 days) - Baltimore, MD (14 days) - New York, NY (12 days) - Norfolk, VA (14 days) - Savannah, GA (15 days)
Markets / Average 7-days+:
- Boston, MA (7 days) – Buffalo, NY (7 days) - Charleston, SC (10 days) - Charlotte, NC (8 days) – Columbus, OH (7 days) - Dallas, TX (8 days*) – Houston, TX (9 days*) - Jacksonville, FL (7 days*) – Kansas City, MO (10 days) - Louisville, KY (8 days*) - Miami/PT. Everglades, FL (7 days) - Philadelphia, PA (8 days*) – Seattle, WA (7 days) – Tacoma, WA (7 days) - Salt Lake City, UT (7 days*) - Memphis, TN (10 days*)
Markets / Average 4-days +:
- Birmingham, AL - Chicago, IL - Cincinnati, OH - Council Bluff, IA – Denver, CO - Greensboro, NC - Greer, SC - Huntsville, AL - Indianapolis, IN - El Paso, TX* - Laredo, TX - Minneapolis, MN - Oakland, CA - Pittsburgh, PA - Portland, OR - Santa Teresa, NM - New Orleans, LA - Saint Louis, MO*
Please Note: Current average dwell times for Hapag-Lloyd boxes at several terminals / ramps. Includes, MH, rail and truck moves.
- New York, NY - Average 7.1 days
- MMR New York (Elizabeth Marine Terminal-Rail) – Average 5.3 days
- Long Beach, CA – Average 7.8 days*
- Los Angeles, CA – Average 8.7 days*
- Charleston, SC – Average 4.0 days*
- Savannah, GA – Average 5.6 days*
- Norfolk, VA – Average 4.3 days*
- Kansas City, MO – Average 8.5 days*
- Chicago, IL - Average 5.7 days
- Memphis, TN – Average 2.7 days*
- Detroit, MI – Average 6.0 days*
*current estimates subject to change