19 July 2022
Freight News

Forest Fires and Chassis Shortage Sees North American Port Congestion Rise Again, Including at Port of Vancouver

Ocean carriers are warning of worsening congestion at the Canadian west coast port of Vancouver, while U.S. east coast ports continue to be overwhelmed with import boxes.

Canada’s biggest box port is experiencing a wave of record import volumes and, when combined with intermodal delays due to forest fires in British Columbia, it has resulted in a big spike in container import dwell times.

Hapag-Lloyd said that all vessels calling at Vancouver “continue to face significant delays” and that anchorages for vessels waiting to berth “remain full.”

Meanwhile, Maersk advised that yard utilization at the port’s Centerm terminal had reached an unproductive 113%.

Read more in an article from The Loadstar.

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