Chittagong Shippers Brace for Eid Holiday Delays

Source: JoC Bangladesh officials are concerned that severe container congestion may occur at Chittagong Port, as the weeklong Eid holiday begins this Friday, marking the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan. During the festival period shippers stop taking delivery of import containers and sending outbound containers, as their factories remain closed for days. Port…

Israel – Strike Halts Operations at Ashdod and Haifa Ports

Source: CIFFA Merchant vessels calling at Haifa and Ashdod, Israel’s main commercial seaports, face serious delays due to longshore labour walkouts. Stevedores at the state-run ports are protesting the impending arrival of competition from nearby private terminals. Longshore members of Histadrut (the General Federation of Labour in Israel) walked out at Ashdod and Haifa on…

Fog at Shanghai, Ningbo and Qingdao Ports Causes Vessel Delays

Source: APL It has been reported that terminals in Shanghai, Ningbo and Qingdao have been affected for several weeks by heavy winds and intense fog, causing disruptions to port operations and vessel services. Port operations at Wai Gao Qiao and Yangshan terminals in Shanghai are being delayed by at least 3 days and 1.5 days…

Canada West Coast Port Delays

Source: CIFFA The movement of inbound intermodal marine containers destined for points across Canada has been impacted by a combination of recent factors including mudslides, derailments, the onset of winter weather, along with an increase in shipping volumes which has resulted in longer transit times and is negatively affecting supply chains throughout the country. Below…

Delays at CN

It has been reported that the wait time at the CN rail terminal in Montreal is exceeding four to five hours which is subsequently delaying delivery of import containers to cargo owners in the region. CN advised last week that “due to the July 1st long weekend, chassis availability would be deficient for a few…