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Weekly Operational Update: Week #42

(Florham Park, NJ) … Below are updates to operations for all vessel, terminal and inland services within North America. This information is subject to change.

Vessel Operations
North America East Coast

GALLOWAY V-142, delayed 2 days in arriving New Orleans due to berth congestions in Cristobal and Houston. Arriving on time in Cartagena on October 28th.
MSC NOA V-141, delayed 2 days in arriving Houston due to berth congestion. Arriving on time in Santos on November 12th.
W KAMPALA V-138, delayed 4 days in arriving Miami due to berth congestions in Europe ports. Vessel omits New Orleans.
North America West Coast

LONDON EXPRESS V-136, delayed 27 extra days in Seattle due to extreme berth congestion.
MAERSK NORTHAMPTON V-142, delayed 4 days in arriving Port Hueneme due to berth congestion. Arriving on time in Balboa on November 4th.

Terminal Operations

Due to increased volume, we are experiencing congestion issues at the following terminal locations Philadelphia, Savannah, Houston, Seattle, and Los Angeles/Long Beach.
U.S. East Coast
Philadelphia – Vessel waiting time is 1-2 days due to high import volume.
Charleston – Vessel waiting time is 0-24 hrs. due to off proforma vessels
Savannah – Vessel waiting time is 7 days due to off proforma vessels and high import volume.
Miami – Vessel waiting time is 1-2 days due to vessels bunching at the same time.
U.S. Gulf Coast
Houston – Vessel waiting time is 2-4 days due to high import volume and labor shortage and vessel bunching.
Mobile – Vessel waiting time is 1-2 days due to yard congestion.
U.S. West Coast
Long Beach – Vessel waiting time is 15-20 days due to high import dwell and labor shortage. On Friday October 22ndsecond shift, Pier A Terminal will be open for ‘Import Pick-up Only’.
Los Angeles – Vessel waiting time is 15-20 days due to yard congestion, high import dwell and labor shortage. APM Los Angeles yard utilization is at 82% of capacity.
Oakland – Vessel waiting time is 1-2 days due to certain level of import volume and labor shortage.
Seattle – Vessel waiting time is 25-28 days due to high import volume and labor shortage. T18 Terminal yard utilization is at 120% of capacity.
Canada
Prince Rupert – Vessel waiting time is 0-4 days. Yard is at 108% of capacity.
Vancouver – Vessel waiting time is 5-7 days. Yard is at 105% of capacity.

Equipment Availability

Due to increased volume at terminals and inland rail facilities, there have been ongoing chassis shortages resulting in pick-up delays and deliveries. Most notably, we are encountering chassis availability issues in the Long Beach/Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia terminals, and the Cleveland, Columbus, Louisville, Nashville, Saint Louis, Atlanta, Chicago, and Memphis areas.
Equipment availability continues to be an issue at the locations below.
Atlanta – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Chicago – limited 40’ reefer available

Cincinnati – limited 40’ available

Columbus – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Detroit – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Kansas City – limited 20’ available

Memphis – limited 20’ available
Minneapolis – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Nashville – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Omaha – limited 40’ available
St. Louis – limited 40’ available

Seattle – limited 40’ reefer availability

Vancouver – limited 20’ available

Inland Rail Transit Advisories

We are also experiencing congestion at all major rail facilities in Chicago, Columbus, and Los Angeles UP and BNSF rail ramps. We expect delays in picking-up and delivering containers at these locations.
U.S. East Coast
Philadelphia Chassis Shortage - Due to a continued, severe shortage of available chassis in the Philadelphia market, we are experiencing extended delays in pick-ups, deliveries, and drayage over to the rail facilities due to the lack of chassis.

Norfolk to Louisville Delay - Effective October 4, the Louisville Buechel Intermodal Terminal will open for inbound traffic from Norfolk International Terminals and Portsmouth APMT (Virginia International Gateway). Eastbound, export, traffic will remain at Louisville Appliance Park facility.

Charleston Chassis Shortage - Due to a continued shortage of available chassis in the Charleston market, we are experiencing extended delays in pick-ups, deliveries, and drayage over to the rail facilities due to the lack of chassis.

Atlanta Overflow Yard - The Fairburn, GA terminal is utilizing provisional container yard services for international freight to ensure safe and efficient operations at this facility due to persistent congestion. Below are the specifics for the Fairburn container yard.
 First Coast Depot Services - 7645 Bishop Road, Fairburn, GA 30213
 Hours of Operation - 0800 - 1645 EST Monday-Friday, Closed Saturday-Sunday

CSX Update: CHS/SAV to JAX - Rail cargo delivering to Jacksonville from Charleston and Savannah will now be routed to Jacksonville ICTF for pickup, effective October 11. This is a grounded facility located at New Berlin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226.
U.S. Mid West
Memphis Rail Ramp Congestion - Heavy congestion is still being observed at rail facilities due to elevated volumes and the accumulated backlog resulting from delayed pickups.

LGB TTI to Memphis - BNSF has adjusted service for Long Beach TTI (Pier T) to BNSF Memphis ramp to call Marion, AR until further notice:
 Harvard, AR Intermodal Facility - 5650 State Hwy 77, Marion, AR 72364
 Planned Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 07:00 to 18:00, Saturday 07:00 to 14:00. Sunday - Closed

New Orleans Delays - The State of Louisiana continues to recover from Hurricane Ida, we continue to observe delay due to a backlog of deliveries.

Houston Chassis Shortage - DCLI pools have been reported depleted by early AM in recent weeks due to ongoing congestion in the area. TRAC chassis can be utilized as an approved secondary provider; inventory has been observed to be very low, as well.

Chicago Rail Ramp Congestion - Rail facilities in Chicago are experiencing severe congestion because of dwelling containers, and chassis shortages. Some vendors have begun closing facilities for multiple days, implementing gate restrictions, or lane suspensions to reduce the congestion. Carriers have started moving cargo to secondary yards to attempt to mitigate. We need further assistance to ensure containers are picked-up from the rail timely to avoid causing further congestion and facility closures. Prompt pick-up of shipments will help improve traffic flows, reduce lot congestion, and provide the space needed for processing inbound freight as expeditiously as possible.

Chicago Chassis Shortage - Due to a shortage of available chassis in Chicago, we continue to observe extended delays in pick-ups, and deliveries.

Cross-Town Trucking Delays (Chicago) - We have been impacted by severe delays for units interchanging between rail lines in Chicago due to ramp congestion and chassis shortages. These delays have primarily impacted our lanes from East Coast terminals to Omaha and Minneapolis which require a cross-town dray in Chicago.

CHI TO LONG BEACH - BNSF has halted receiving at Logistics Park Chicago for units destined for Pier A in Long Beach due to accumulation of cargo at destination ramp, caused by severe chassis shortage and vessel delays. Embargo for receiving cargo in CHI has been extended through October 15th.

CN Adjustment to Pick up Facility - CN has started to move pre-advised units to Integrated Services (281 E. 156th Street, Harvey, IL) to mitigate congestion at CN Harvey Ramp. Customers should trace incoming units prior to dispatching a pickup, in case of any changes with location or if the unit is still at Harvey. Truckers need to arrive with a chassis for pickup since the depot is a grounded operation.

KANSAS CITY to HOUSTON - Effective 11/01, BNSF will no longer service the Kansas City to Houston Lane.
U.S. West Coast

Increased Dwell for Import Rail Cargo (SEA) - Due to severe terminal congestion, T-18 started to utilize an off-dock depot, T5, to house inbound rail units. This operational change was implemented due to railroad operational delay, resulting in extended dwell time.

Increased Dwell for Import Rail Cargo (LAX/LGB) - Due to gate capacity restrictions, limited reservations (RVs), rail car shortages and daily ingate restrictions at our major rail facilities in LAX/LGB (BNSF & UP), import rail units (both on-dock and off-dock) are experiencing increased delays.

Chassis Shortage Santa Teresa - Availability of DCLI equipment continues to be extremely limited. TRAC chassis should be utilized as an approved secondary provider; inventory has been observed to be very low, as well.

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