25 October 2022
Freight News

Vancouver Congestion Remains, Montreal Facing Low Water

Congestion at the Port of Montreal has declined, but low water levels have prompted a new surcharge. And on the West Coast long wait time for vessels at the Port of Vancouver continue.

In its weekly ports update, Maersk reports on vessel wait times at North America’s major ocean ports. Vancouver is “experiencing heavy congestion,” it said.

Currently the Port of Vancouver has the longest wait times of any port on the list. Its vessels are waiting up to 28 days to unload, the liner company said. It reported Vancouver’s yard utilization at 85 percent, and average rail dwell at seven days.

However, its numbers do not reflect the port’s own report, which suggests that wait times at anchor or offshore have declined significantly. In August, the port reported average dwell times of just over 30 days. At present, it reports that number has dropped to 6.6 days.

Read more in an article from Inside Logistics.

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