Ongoing delays and increased dwell times will persist at Canadian west & east coast ports for the next several weeks, This due to factors related to congestion, increased volumes and delays caused by container to rail transition. For East coast ports increased dwell times are directly related to re-routing of vessels during the Montreal Port Strike.
Current Terminal Dwell Times
Prince Rupert: 10-15 days
Vancouver: 10-15 days
Halifax: 12-15 days
St-John, NB : 12-15 days
In an effort to avoid further terminal yard congestion caused by the lack of adequate rail car supply, ground counts are being kept to a manageable level by delaying some scheduled vessel berths by up to 7 days. The berthing delays, coupled with increased dwell times, are resulting in longer transit times that are being felt across the supply chain.
Delmar will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure all shipments are delivered to their final destination in the most time efficient manner, however some delays can be expected due to the above mentioned.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting your local Delmar Representative.