Port and Terminal Congestion Update

June 24, 2022
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*This is not an official announcement or letter from any steamship lines, rail companies or other third parties.

 

Ports – Vessels

– Vessels are delayed from berthing and are sitting for several days anchored outside port due to congestion

-Ports are unloading containers into Closed Areas temporarily before moving them to Open Areas in an effort to help with the congestion and Rail Cart Shortages.

-LAX/LGB has capacity to berth 30 vessels at one time

-Some West Coast terminals are planning to begin to operate 24/7 in an effort to help eliminate congestion

 

-Los Angeles, CA (BNSF)

  • Please be informed of the huge delay on dock rail at LBCT/PCT/FMS to30 days + due to high volume and BNSF Rail Car Shortage. 

-Tacoma, WA

  • Please be informed of the huge delay at WUT terminal for local pick up & rail connection.
  • This is due to congestion due to extra loaders & rail car shortage.
    Steamship Lines are working with WUT and rail lines as much as possible, but many containers are in closed areas & WUT is having difficulties to advise when they can be available or depart on rail.

-About Port of Los Angeles / Long Beach Container Excess Dwell Fee

  • The application of the Dwell Fee has been postponed 

-Labor negotiations for Port Terminal Workers

  • Negotiations began May 10th.
  • they’re still continuing with no new update at this time

-BNSF Chicago CY

  • Becoming more congestion
  • Some containers starting to go into stacks
  • Trains stopping at checkpoints for several days

 

The below information is based on ONE shipment.

Los Angeles / Long Beach, CA 20-May 27-May 2-Jun 10-Jun 23-Jun
Vessel Dwell Time (Average) 25 22 22 15 14
Rail Dwell Time (Average) 7.3 8.4 10.1 9.9 9.6
Number of Vessel Waiting to Berth 32 27 32 30 29
           
Tacoma, WA 20-May 27-May 2-Jun 10-Jun 23-Jun
Vessel Dwell Time (Average) 0 0 0 11 0
Rail Dwell Time (Average) 14.4 11.3 15 4.4 6.9
Number of Vessel Waiting to Berth 0 0 0 2 1
           
Vancouver, Canada 20-May 27-May 2-Jun 10-Jun 23-Jun
Vessel Dwell Time (Average) 15.9 15.9 24 24 33
Rail Dwell Time (Average) 2.8 1.4 1.7 6.2 7.7
Number of Vessel Waiting to Berth 8 5 17 15 10
           
Oakland, CA 20-May 27-May 2-Jun 10-Jun 23-Jun
Vessel Dwell Time (Average) 1 1 2 2 4
Rail Dwell Time (Average) 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
Number of Vessel Waiting to Berth 7 7 7 9 6
           
Savannah, GA 20-May 27-May 2-Jun 10-Jun 23-Jun
Vessel Dwell Time (Average) 5 6 6 8 10
Rail Dwell Time (Average) 11.6 4.6 11.4 2.4 6.4
Number of Vessel Waiting to Berth 8 18 18 26 24
           
Houston, TX 20-May 27-May 2-Jun 10-Jun 23-Jun
Vessel Dwell Time (Average) 16 17 17 11 14
Rail Dwell Time (Average) 0.4 1.3 3.1 5 1
Number of Vessel Waiting to Berth 8 8 9 8 10
           
Charlston, SC 20-May 27-May 2-Jun 10-Jun 23-Jun
Vessel Dwell Time (Average) 3 0 1 1 0
Rail Dwell Time (Average) 17 10.5 7 8.3 14.6
Number of Vessel Waiting to Berth 1 0 3 2 1
           
New York 20-May 27-May 2-Jun 10-Jun 23-Jun
Vessel Dwell Time (Average) 15 16 16 16 28
Rail Dwell Time (Average) 8.9 6.5 6.2 7.2 7.2
Number of Vessel Waiting to Berth 7 6 4 3 1
           
Norfolk, VA 20-May 27-May 2-Jun 10-Jun 23-Jun
Vessel Dwell Time (Average) 7 8 8 4 4
Rail Dwell Time (Average) 5.8 12 4.9 7.5 7.5
Number of Vessel Waiting to Berth 12 6 2 5 5

 

Chassis Shortage

-Several containers grounded at Chicago CYs without chassis

-The shortage continues to delay container pick up before LFDs

 

*The above is a summary based on our record and reporting results from ONE United as well as additional information directly received from Rail and Steamship Lines.

*The above is for reference purposes only. Actual transit time is subject to change depending on the situation.