Due to increased volume, we are experiencing congestion issues at the following terminal locations Philadelphia, Savannah, Houston, Seattle, and Los Angeles/Long Beach.
U.S. East Coast
• Philadelphia – Vessel waiting time is 1-2 days due to high import volume.
• Norfolk – Vessel waiting time is 0-1 days due to off proforma vessels.
• Charleston – Vessel waiting time is 0-1 days due to off proforma vessels.
• Savannah – Vessel waiting time is 8-9 days days due to off proforma vessels and high import volume.
U.S. Gulf Coast
• Houston – Vessel waiting time is 2-4 days due to high import volume, labor shortage and vessel bunching.
• Mobile – Vessel waiting time is 1 day due to yard congestion.
U.S. West Coast
• Long Beach – Vessel waiting time is 20 days due to high import dwell and labor shortage. On Friday October 29th second shift, Pier A Terminal will be open for ‘Import Pick-up Only’.
• Los Angeles – Vessel waiting time is 20 days due to yard congestion, high import dwell and labor shortage. APM Los Angeles yard utilization is at 88% of capacity.
• Oakland – Vessel waiting time is 0-2 days due to certain level of import volume and labor shortage.
• Seattle – Vessel waiting time is 25 days due to high import volume and labor shortage. T18 Terminal yard utilization is at 120% of capacity.
• Prince Rupert – Vessel waiting time is 0-4 days. Yard utilization is at 107% of capacity.
• Vancouver – Vessel waiting time is 5-7 days. Yard utilization is at 85% of capacity.
North America East Coast
• MAERSK YANGTZE V-142, delayed 4 days in arriving Houston due to carry on delays from her previous voyages and berth congestion in Houston. Vessel omits Cristobal. Arriving on time in Cartagena on December 3rd
North America West Coast
• MAERSK NORTHWOOD V-142, delayed extra 11 days in Long Beach due to extreme berth congestion. Arriving on time in Long Beach on December 30th.
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
Philadelphia Chassis Shortage – Due to a continued, severe shortage of available chassis in the Philadelphia market, we are experiencing extended delays in pick-ups, deliveries, and drayage over to the rail facilities due to the lack of chassis.
Norfolk to Louisville – Effective October 4, the Louisville Buechel Intermodal Terminal will open for inbound traffic from Norfolk International Terminals and Portsmouth APMT (Virginia International Gateway). Eastbound, export, traffic will remain at Louisville Appliance Park facility.
Charleston Chassis Shortage – Due to a continued shortage of available chassis in the Charleston market, we are experiencing extended delays in pick-ups, deliveries, and drayage over to the rail facilities due to the lack of chassis.
Atlanta Overflow Yard – The Fairburn, GA terminal is utilizing provisional container yard services for international freight to ensure safe and efficient operations at this facility due to persistent congestion. Below are the specifics for the Fairburn container yard:
• First Coast Depot Services – 7645 Bishop Road, Fairburn, GA 30213
• Hours of Operation: 0800 – 1645 EST Monday-Friday, Closed Saturday-Sunday
CSX Update: CHS/SAV to JAX – Rail cargo delivering to Jacksonville from Charleston and Savannah will now be routed to Jacksonville ICTF for pickup, effective October 11. This is a grounded facility located at New Berlin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226.
LGB TTI to Memphis – Routing to BNSF Memphis yard has been restored; import cargo from TTI in Long Beach will no longer be routed to overflow yard at Marion, AR Harvard Ramp and no further cargo will arrive into the facility. All units must be picked up by Saturday, October 30th.
Houston Chassis Shortage – Chassis deficits continue to be reported on a weekly basis due to ongoing congestion in the area. TRAC chassis can be utilized as our approved secondary provider.
Chicago Rail Ramp Congestion – Rail facilities in Chicago are experiencing severe congestion because of dwelling containers, and chassis shortages. Some vendors have begun closing facilities for multiple days, implementing gate restrictions, or lane suspensions to reduce the congestion. Carriers have started moving cargo to secondary yards to attempt to mitigate. We need further assistance to ensure containers are picked-up from the rail timely to avoid causing further congestion and facility closures. Prompt pick-up of shipments will help improve traffic flows, reduce lot congestion,
and provide the space needed for processing inbound freight as expeditiously as possible.
Chicago Chassis Shortage – Due to a shortage of available chassis in Chicago, we continue to observe extended delays in pick-ups, and deliveries.
Cross-Town Trucking Delays (Chicago) – We have been impacted by severe delays for units interchanging between rail lines in Chicago due to ramp congestion and chassis shortages. These delays have primarily impacted our lanes from East Coast terminals to Omaha and Minneapolis which require a cross-town dray in Chicago.
CN Adjustment to Pick up Facility – CN has started to move pre-advised units to Integrated Services (281 E. 156th Street, Harvey, IL) to mitigate congestion at CN Harvey Ramp. Customers should trace incoming units prior to dispatching a pickup, in case of any changes with location or if the unit is still at Harvey. Truckers need to arrive with a chassis for pickup since the depot is a grounded operation.
CHI TO LONG BEACH – BNSF has halted receiving at Logistics Park Chicago for units destined for Pier A in Long Beach due to accumulation of cargo at destination ramp, caused by severe chassis shortage and vessel delays. Embargo for receiving cargo in CHI has been extended through October 29th. Union Pacific has halted receiving at G4 ramp in Chicago for units destined for Pier A through October 29th.
KANSAS CITY to HOUSTON – Effective 11/01, BNSF will no longer service the Kansas City to Houston lane.
U.S. West Coast
Increased Dwell for Import Rail Cargo (SEA) – Due to severe terminal congestion, T-18 started to utilize an off-dock depot, T5, to house inbound rail units. This operational change was implemented due to railroad operational delay, 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.
Due to increased volume at terminals and inland rail facilities, there have been ongoing chassis shortages resulting in pickup 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, Saint Louis, Atlanta, Chicago, and Memphis areas. Equipment availability continues to be an issue at the locations below.
Truck Order Lead Time (days)
Due to the increased volume, we are experiencing reduced trucking capacity in most areas in North America. This will result in delays picking up and delivering cargo. Please reference trucking dispatch heat chart to indicate dispatching time for each major area.