Canada – West Coast Port Dwell Times

Import ocean containers destined for Canadian inland points that are transiting through the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert have been experiencing longer than normal terminal dwell times.  A number of factors are contributing to these delays including; vessel schedule irregularities, slow steaming, vessels unable to berth on schedule, port congestion, cargo volume surges, and ongoing rail car shortages.  In addition, Inter-modal traffic delays combined with lag…

BCMEA UPDATE: ILWU Canada Strike Vote May 8, 9

UPDATE: May 14 Update: ILWU Local 500 posted the results of the strike vote held on May 8 and 9 on its website. More than 98 percent of the union’s members voted in favor of supporting strike action against the member companies of the B.C. Maritime Employers Association, if necessary. As noted in bulletins last…

Mise à jour – Transport transpacifique vers l’Est

Source : JoC « Les tarifs commerciaux de la Chine ont causé le début hâtif de la saison de pointe du transport transpacifique maritime, mais en raison de la dernière tranche tarifaire de 25 pour cent, dès le 1er janvier, annoncée par la Chine, la demande demeure élevée. Les tarifs à venir ont entraîné la livraison anticipée des marchandises…

Canada West Coast Port Operational Update

Due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, severe weather conditions in Asia, cargo volume surges into North America, and ongoing terminal improvement projects, import ocean freight containers destined for Canadian inland points that are transiting through each of the terminals at the Port of Vancouver have been experiencing longer than normal…

Worsening Port Congestion in Chittagong

Source: JoC Every year, during the April-to-October period, Chittagong Port experiences severe congestion, which causes a vessel backup at the outer anchorage lasting from several days to more than a week. At the moment the queue has reached 26 vessels, with vessels seeing berthing delays of up to 6-8 days. The port yard is experiencing…