North America East Coast
- “Guthorm Maersk” V 240– delayed an extra 3 days in New York due to berth congestion and high import volume.
- “Tianjin” V 045– delayed an extra 16 days in Savannah due to high import volume.
North America West Coast
- “Cap San Vincent” V 237– delayed an extra 19 days in Oakland due to high import volume, yard congestion and labor shortage.
Due to increased volume and Labor Day Holiday, we are experiencing congestion issues at the following terminal locations: New York, Baltimore, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah, Miami, Houston, Oakland, and Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle, Prince Rupert and Vancouver.
U.S. East Coast
- New York– Vessel waiting time is 2-7 days at APM and PNCT Terminal due to berth congestion, high import volume and Hurricane Ian remnants.
- Baltimore– Vessel waiting time is 7-14 days due to berth congestion, high import volume and labor shortage.
- Norfolk– Vessel waiting time is 0-1 day due to berth congestion.
- Charleston– Vessel waiting time is 0-1 day due to certain level of import volume.
- Savannah– Vessel waiting time is 15-23 days due to high import volume and extra loaders.
- Miami– Vessel waiting time is 3 days due to high import volume.
U.S. Gulf Coast
- Mobile– Vessel waiting time is 1-2 days due to vessel bunching.
- Houston– Vessel waiting time is 2-20 days due to high import volume, labor shortage and vessel bunching.
U.S. West Coast
- Long Beach– Vessel waiting time is 0-5 days due to high import volume.
- Oakland- Vessel waiting time is 25 days due to high import volume, yard congestion and labor shortage.
- Seattle– Vessel waiting time is 2 days due to berth congestion.
- Prince Rupert– Vessel waiting time is 3 days. Yard utilization is at 100% of capacity.
- Vancouver– Vessel waiting time is 30-36 days. Yard utilization is at 95% of capacity.
Due to increased volume at terminals and inland rail facilities, there have been ongoing chassis shortages resulting in pick-up delays and deliveries. Most notably, we are encountering chassis availability issues in the Long Beach/Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia terminals, and the Cleveland, Columbus, Louisville, Nashville, St. Louis, Atlanta, Chicago, and Memphis areas.
Equipment availability continues to be an issue at the locations below.
Atlanta – limited 20’ and 40’ available
Chicago – limited 40’ reefer available
Cincinnati – limited 40’ available
Columbus – limited 20’ and 40’ available
Detroit – limited 20’ and 40’ available
Kansas City – limited 20’ available
Memphis – limited 20’ available
Minneapolis – limited 20’ and 40’ available
Nashville – limited 20’ and 40’ available
Omaha – limited 40’ available
South Florida - Limited equipment availability
St. Louis – limited 40’ available
Seattle – limited 40’ reefer availability
Vancouver – limited 20’ available
Inland Rail Transit Advisories
We are also experiencing congestion at all major rail facilities in Chicago, Columbus, and Los Angeles UP and BNSF rail ramps. We expect delays in picking-up and delivering containers at these locations.
U.S. East Coast
Valleyfield Intermodal Terminal Update-(Montreal)- CN Valleyfield Terminal has successfully assisted in clearing the backlog and the terminal will be closing as of September 30th, 2022. Montreal destined traffic will be routed to CN’s Taschereau intermodal Terminal. Customers are encouraged to expedite pick up of import loaded containers that are currently at the facility as soon as possible. Any import loaded containers that remain of Valleyfield Intermodal Terminal after September 30th, 2022 12:00 PM will be moved to CN’s Taschereau yard and customers will be assessed on all associated costs involved with the transfer of containers.
CN Toronto/Montreal update: Though efforts to decongest the ports continue to be successful. We are still facing a high volume loaded import steamship line containers dwelling at CN intermodal terminals in Toronto and Montreal as such, CN is opening additional relief container yards to manage this volume and may choose to move international containers to any of the designated locations. The locations for containers moved will be reflected on. We all have our part to play in the supply chain and we encourage all stakeholders to assist by picking up their import containers in a timely manner from out terminals.
Charleston Chassis Shortage– Due to a continued shortage of available chassis in the Charleston markets (Atlanta, Charleston, Jacksonville, Nashville, and Savannah) we are experiencing extended delays in pick-ups, deliveries, and drayage to/from the rail facilities.
CSX Update - Export to JAX– Due to continued congestion in Jacksonville, we have observed delay in train operations for cargo arriving in Jacksonville ICTF for load out of Trapac.
Norfolk Southern “Tier 1” facility update– NS has Announced that Detroit (Livemois), Jacksonville, and Cleveland (Maple heights) rail ramps will be adjusted from tier 1 for international storage rules.
CSX Philadelphia Update– Effective Tuesday, September 20th, CSX restored rail reservations (RV’s) from all origin rail ramps for delivery to Philadelphia. RV’s have been suspended since Sept 6th, once the daily allocation is full trucker will need to be advised to check ship CSX for first available return date.
Cleveland update (CSX)- Effective Saturday, September 10, the American Marine Express (AMX) container yard will begin providing grounded services in addition to wheeled services for the Cleveland, OH. Terminal for grounded containers customers must bring a chassis to the AMX container yard for their live lift. The parking location in Ship CSX and the X gate app will indicate whether the container is grounded or on wheels, grounded units will show as AMX GRND and wheeled units will show as AMXDARLEY. The AMX container yard address hours of operation, Ph number are as follows.
American Marine Express (AMX) Cleveland
14500 Darley Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110
0800-1700 EST Monday to Friday 0800-1400 EST Saturday, Sunday closed
216-268-3005, option 6
Newark to Ohio valley update (CSX)- CSX has metered import cargo from any NWK terminal to Ohio valley destinations due to severe congestion at destination ramps. PNCT port Newark will attempt to move longest dwells first whenever possible, dwell times are expected to increase at origin.
Ohio Valley Chassis shortage- Chassis delicts continue to be observed on a wekly basis in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Louisville markets. TRAC can be pursued for support as our approved secondary provider. Please assist with return of any dwelling equipment to mitigate ongoing limitations in the area
U.S. Mid West
Dallas/Houston Chassis Shortage– Chassis deficits continue to be observed on a weekly basis. Please assist with return of any dwelling equipment to mitigate current limitations in the area.
Chicago/Dallas Import- Due to congestion at destination ramps and accumulating backlog of cargo at origin ports, delays are to be expected in origin departure from long beach and Oakland for rail deliveriesto the Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth areas. Please arrange for timely pick up of all arriving import units at destination to assist with drive for operations fluidity.
Chicago Chassis Shortage– Due to a shortage of available chassis in Chicago, we continue to observe extended delays in pick-ups and deliveries.
Chicago Rail Ramp Congestion– Bedford Park and 59th Street - CSX Railroad has advised that congestion remains an operational concern at the Bedford Park Facility in Chicago and the 59th Street Facility and is requesting further assistance in arranging pick up of dwelling units.
BNSF Logistics Park (Chicago)– For cargo loading to PANZ service, ingate of Chicago origin ramp, destined for load out of ITS Terminals Long beach, will be permitted to ingate on Thursday and Friday each week.
CSX Memphis Update–Effective August 8, 2022: The Memphis, TN terminal will begin draying international freight to the CMC Pidgeon container yard. Customer must bring a chassis Pidgeon to retrieve their grounded container international containers already located at the Clarke Depot container yard will remain at that location until they are picked up.
Name and address –CMC Pidgeon,2245 Plant Road, Memphis, TN 38109. Ph # 901-969-2683
Hours of opertaion:0800-1700 CT Monday-Friday, Closed Saturday-Sunday
Louisville CSX update– Beginning Friday September 16th, due to congestion at Louisville impacting driver and terminal productions, CSX will begin placing units which require excessive digging on “Stack Capacity Hold” which should signal drivers to avoid pulling that container. This will encourage drivers to pick up containers that are more easily accessible. These units will be eligible to have storage waived for the days that they remain on “Stack Capacity Hold”. If there are urgent containers on hold, CSX are prepared to dig those out upon request.
Louisville NS update– The temporary halt on Westbound traffic for Norfolk southern Westbound train operations from Louisville Appliance Park facility to Long Beach and Oakland has been lifted in week 34, operation is now restored.
Columbus Overflow Yard- Effective 06/10, the Ohio Intermodal Services (OIS) container yard will provide grounded services for long-dwelling international freight at the Columbus, OH CSX terminal. Customers must bring a chassis to the offsite facility to retrieve their grounded container:
NS Kansas City Update - A daily ingate allotment of 30 returns per day for all business has been enacted for returns at Norfolk Kansas City to all rail destinations. Once the ingate total reaches the daily allotment the gate will be cut off for the day and ingates can resume next business day at 00:01 local time.
Additionally, Due to congestion at the facility. Delays have been observed in grounding incoming trains leading to significant delay in container availability.
U.S. West Coast
BNSF Alliance Ramp update (Dallas)- As part of ongoing efforts to increase productivity and intermodal hub fluidity, BNSF is offering a storage credit of up to $1000 for any international containers bearing storage charges out gated at BNSF Alliance intermodal facility between August 29th and September 5th. Any international container currently dwelling beyond free time is eligible for this storage credit. Customers need to guarantee storage before out gate to receive the storage credit. A credit of up to $1000 will be applied to the final storage bill through the standard storage guarantee process. The credit is only applicable for containers at the Alliance intermodal facility Main Yard.
Increased Dwell for Import Rail Cargo (SEA)- Due to severe terminal congestion, we continue to observe operational delays, resulting in extended dwell time.
Increased Dwell for Import Rail Cargo (LAX/LGB)- Due to gate capacity restrictions, limited reservations (RVs), rail car shortages and daily ingate restrictions at our major rail facilities in LAX/LGB (BNSF & UP), import rail units (both on-dock and off-dock) are experiencing increased delays.
Chassis Shortage Santa Teresa- Availability of DCLI equipment continues to be extremely limited. TRAC chassis should be utilized as an approved secondary provider; inventory has been observed to be very low, as well.
Chassis Shortage Houston– Availability of DCLI equipment continues to be extremely limited. TRAC chassis should be utilized as an approved secondary provider; inventory has been observed to be very low, as well.
Terminal Dwell Fee- SSA Terminals (Pier A (LGB), OICT (OAK), T-18 (SEA)) have implemented a temporary storage charge in addition to the normal port demurrage charges on all import loaded containers discharged at facilities on the West Coast. The failure of importers to pick up containers in a timely manner has created severe congestion issues that has prevented terminal operators from properly servicing vessels destined for their terminals. Extended Dwell Time Fee will apply on a temporary basis to all loaded import containers, in addition to existing demurrage and port tariff fees:
- No charges for free time (up to seven (7)) days after a container is available for delivery)
- $50 per day for the next five days of storage thereafter (days 1-5 after free time)
- $75 per day for the next five days of storage thereafter (days 6-10 after free time)
- $100 per day for the next five days of storage thereafter (days 11-15 after free time)
- $150 per day for any days thereafter.
Export loaded containers will not be subject to the Extended Dwell Time Fee. The importer of record in the shipping documents will be responsible for paying or arranging payment of the Extended Dwell Time Fee. Once the fee has been paid, the container will show as available in Operator’s container tracking system. Appointments on import lanes may not be made until the fee has been paid and the container is showing as available on the Forecast website.
Extended Dwell Fee (ITS Terminal, LGB)- Effective Monday, January 10, 2022, ITS will be implementing a Temporary
Storage Charge in addition to the normal port demurrage/storage charges on all loaded import containers due to severe congestion issues. The intent of this Temporary Storage Charge is to encourage cargo interests to pick up their containers timely, which will allow for a return to a more normalized vessel operation schedule. Once this has been accomplished, ITS intends to rescind the additional charge.
The following, cumulative, fees will apply to all loaded import containers at the rates, and for the temporary effective period: $48 per day commencing on the first day after expiration of free time, for up to five days (e.g., days 1-5 after free time); $72 per day thereafter, for up to five additional days (e.g., days 6-10 after free time); $96 per day thereafter, for up to five additional days (e.g., days 11-15 after free time), and $165 per day for any days thereafter (e.g., all days from day 16 and after).
Extended Dwell Fee (TTI Terminal, LGB)- Effective Monday January 10, 2022, to reduce excessive terminal congestion, Total Terminals International LLC (TTI) will implement the following, cumulative, Extended On-Terminal Storage/Terminal Congestion Fee for all inbound loaded containers that remain in TTI’s Long Beach marine terminal more than eight calendar days following the date of discharge:
- No Extended On-Terminal Storage/Terminal Congestion Fee for calendar storage days 1 through 8 the container is on terminal and available for delivery.
- $100 per day for days 9 through 14; $150 per day for all days thereafter.
Fraser Surrey Vancouver– Due to congestion issues at the CN Toronto Facility, CN is metering Toronto import containers loaded to rail at our facility (Vancouver). In addition to metering, CN is requesting that the Vancouver Terminals hold off on releasing units inbound to Toronto.
Source: Hamburg Sud