Increased Dwell Times at Canadian West Coast Ports

It is anticipated that ongoing delays and increased dwell times will persist at Canadian west coast ports for the next several weeks as container to rail performance levels have been affected at both the Port of Vancouver and Port of Prince Rupert. Current Terminal Dwell TimesPrince Rupert : 10-15 daysVancouver : 10-15 days In an effort…

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…

Canadian West Coast Labour Dispute Resolved

We are pleased to advise that the labour dispute which has been ongoing since Monday has now been resolved. The lockout ended today, at 10:45 a.m. PT after a tentative deal was reached, according to a release from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).  We have been informed that normal port operations will resume…

Canada – Container Terminal & Rail Service Update

Canadian ocean freight terminals both on the West Coast, as well as East Coast, are currently experiencing longer than normal dwell times. Numerous factors including port congestion and bad weather conditions at Northern China Ports of Shanghai, Qingdao and Ningbo have led to vessel departure and arrival delays ultimately resulting in missed berthing windows at…

Increased Dwell Times at Canadian West Coast Ports

It is anticipated that ongoing delays and increased dwell times will persist at Canadian west coast ports for the next several weeks as we fast approach this year’s peak Lunar New Year shipping season. Container to rail performance levels at the Port of Vancouver in particular have been severely affected in part by CN Rail’s…