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Freight & Logistics Update – 25th April 2023

Freight & Logistics Update – 25th April 2023

Good Afternoon, Clients & Partners

Below please find our latest industry update & news

As always, we will keep you posted on any impacts to your cargo on an individual shipment level.

    

SOUTH AFRICA    

DURBAN

Waterside operations continue to be impacted by strong winds which have caused intermittent stoppages during the course of the week.

• Pier 1 : 0 days

• Pier 2 : 0 days

• Durban Point : 2 days

Appointment slots are constrained due to high volume of containers moving through Durban.

terminals. Our sea import team continue to work closely with hauliers to ensure the fastest possible turn-around times.

CAPE TOWN

Berthing delays continue to be experienced & Intermittent wind stoppages where reported – however there has been improvements since week 15.

• CTCT : 7 days

• MPT : 4 days

PORT ELIZABETH

Berthing delays for both terminals have reduced in comparison to week 15, however intermittent wind stoppages where reported.

• PECT – 0-1 days

• NCT – 0-1 day

    

AFRICA & INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS    

Congestion in West African ports remains high leading to increased delays affecting the transit times published by carriers.

MAURITIUS

  • Berthing delay of upto 1 day.

ANGOLA

  • Berthing days have been reduced – Berthing delays now running at approx 5 days.

GHANA

  • Berthing delay of upto 2 day.

NIGERIA

  • No berthing delays being experienced at Apapa port – But carriers are having a tough time making the berthing slots and this leads to long delays.

TANZANIA

  • Increased berthing delays of 3 days experienced at Dar es Salaam port. This is due to congestion & low productivity.

KENYA

  • Berthing delays of 12-24 hours days experienced at Mombasa port. This is due to a non-operational berth.

MOZAMBIQUE

  • No berthing delays experienced at Maputo port.

NAMIBIA

  • Increased berthing delay of 8 days experienced at Walvis Bay port.

    

NORTH AMERICA    

USA

Terminal updates:

Bad weather has caused vessels heading towards North America through the North Atlantic. This is likely to have a knock-on effect on vessel schedules.

  • NY/NJ – Vessel waiting time is up to 1 day. Import Dwell time at APM terminal is 1 day.
  • Norfolk – Vessel waiting time is up to 2 days. One crane down at Norfolk Int’l Terminal
  • Savannah – Vessel waiting time is up to 2 days. Maintenance dredging operations at berth CB2 and CB3 expected to create additional delays on class 1 vessels calling during the end of this week, early week 17.
  • Charleston – Vessel waiting time is down to 1 day.
  • Miami/Port Everglades – Vessel waiting time is up to 2 days.
  • Houston – Vessel waiting time is 2 days.
  • Los Angeles/ Long Beach – Vessel waiting time is up to 4 days.
  • Seattle – Vessel waiting time 2 days.
  • Oakland – Vessel waiting time 3 days.

Rail Updates:

BNSF – Rail ramp is currently experiencing congestion in Chicago, Columbus, and Los Angeles resulting in container movements both in and out of these locations.

UP/LAX/LGB – Rail ramp is currently experiencing congestion in Los Angeles. Container movements in and out also delayed.

Equipment Availability:

Due to persistent congestion nationwide, chassis shortages continue to be observed resulting in

potential delays for pick-up and delivery.

CANADA

  • Vancouver: There is no congestion at the port & operations are running smoothly. However,  rail productivity is low.
  • Montreal: Vessels are arriving on proforma schedule. Once alongside, productivity is high.Import rail dwell times are 3.5 days.

Important: Vessel Scheduling Amendment are common for both imports and exports

    

LATIN AMERICA   

BRAZIL

Schedule delays are frequent with carriers giving minimal advanced warning.

  • Santos port: Berthing delays of 1 day reported.

    

NORTH WEST CONTINENT, UNITED KINGDOM, MEDITERRANEAN    

Fluid sailing schedules continue to impact the region with blank sailings and rolled schedules being common. Import containers from the region destined for Cape

Town with MSC. Containers from this area into Cape Town are frequently delayed – In large part this is due to feeder service from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town where container roll-overs are common.

BELGIUM

  • Antwerp port:  Berthing delay of 2 days

GERMANY

  • Hamburg: Berthing delays of 1 day reported.
  • Bremerhaven: Berthing delays of 2 days reported.

UNITED KINGDOM

  • London Gateway: Berthing delay of 2 days reported.

SPAIN

  • Barcelona port: Berthing delays of 1 day reported.

ITALY

  • Genova port: Berthing delays of 7 days reported.
  • La Spezia port: Berthing delays of 2 days reported.

NETHERLANDS

Rotterdam port: Berthing delay of 1 to 3 days reported.

FRANCE

The strikes continued to impact services to and from France, however productivity has improved along with schedule integrity.

  • Le Havre: Berthing delays of 1 day reported.
  • For-sur-Mer: Berthing delays of 1 day reported.

    

INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT and MIDDLE EAST    

Vessel schedules remain fairly fluid and are often subject to change.

INDIA

  • Nhava Sheva port: Berthing delays of 2 days reported.
  • Chennai: Berthing delays of 1 day reported.
  • Mundra: Berthing delays of 1 day reported.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  • Jebel Ali: Berthing delays of 1 day reported.

    

ASIA PACIFIC    

Fluid vessel schedules are the main challenge in this region.

CHINA

  • Hong Kong: Berthing delay of 1 day reported. Trucking services from China into Kong Kong are running smoothly
  • SHANGHAI: Berthing delays of 2 days reported.
  • NINGBO: Berthing delays of 3 days reported.
  • QINGDAO: Berthing delay of 1 day reported.
  • XIAMEN: Berthing delay of 1 day reported.
  • XINGANG: Berthing delay of 1 day reported.

TAIWAN

  • Kaohsiung port: Berthing delays of 1 day reported.
  • Busan port: Berthing delays of 1 day reported.

VIETNAM

  • Hai Phong: Berthing delays of 1 day reported.
  • Hi Chi Minh: Berthing delays of 2 days reported.

SINGAPORE

Berthing delay of 1 day experienced.

And that concludes our weekly Freight and logistics update – As always the Inter-Sped team are read to jump for you!

Best Regards

JJ & The Inter-Sped Team