News

Weekly Operational Update - June 17th – June 24th, 2019

(Morristown, NJ)…We would like to provide the most recent information on our vessel, terminal and inland operations within North America. This information is subject to change.

Vessel Operations
Service Vessel Name Details
N. America East
Coast «» S. Africa
NORTHERN
DEBONAIR
925 SOUTH
Delayed due to African ports congestion and adverse weather on the ocean crossing.

Schedule recovery under review.
N. America West
Coast«» Pacific Islands
CAP PAPATELE
925 SOUTH
Delayed due to adverse weather on the ocean crossing.

On time to Long Beach 8/23.
N. America East
Coast «» Asia
MSC HEIDI 924
WEST
Delayed due to Savannah berth congestion.

On time to Singapore 7/17.

Terminal Operations
Port Update
Los Angeles &
Long Beach
Empty stocks in the Los Angeles/Long Beach pool peaked at almost 16k TEUs last week which caused severe in-gate restrictions at Pier 400 and Pier T. The situation is expected to improve this week when the Gunvor Maersk and MSC Laurence sail. Subject to stock developments, we expect that Pier 400 will allow (at least) dual restrictions and Pier T to remain open without restrictions through most shifts this week.
Los Angeles The negotiations continue between APMT and the ILWU for the proposed automation of a portion of Pier 400. We expect the Los Angeles board of harbor commissioners to vote on or around June 20th on the permit for electrification. We are monitoring the situation closely and will keep all parties informed should there be any disruption. At this juncture, the operations in the Pacific Southwest remains normal and fluid.
Seattle The T46 (TTI) terminal in Seattle will be officially closing at the end of this month. The N. America West Coast«» Asia service will shift to T18 (SSA) starting this week with the Northern Jasper V- 904N on June
20th. So far, the transition has been smooth yet some truckers have incurred in chassis splits with all empty returns being redirected to T18.

Inland Rail Transit Advisories
Location Update
Midwest Area Kansas City to/From East Coast (Norfolk Southern) - The NS Kansas City Service was restored on Sunday June 16. The NS will prioritize working on the backlog of units moving inland from US East Coast ports.
Delays should continue to be expected for in-gating export units and transit times due to slower track conditions and congestion.
Gulf Track Washout near New Orleans– The CN has reported a washout on the Spillway bridge north of CN’s Mays yard that occurred on Thursday June 13. Service is expected to reopen on Wednesday, June 19th. The washout will cause delays for our Memphis service to New Orleans.

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