North America – Operational Update
Dear IVAN,
In order to better inform you of the operational situation within USA and Canada, we would like to inform you that our Region North America – Operations & Customer Service Advisory notices are now posted directly to the website in the Offices and Local Information > North America > USA section. In particular, you can find them at the bottom of the Local Information page.Those items where status has changed from the previous report are identified by underliningTerminal Operations:LAX/LGB Vessel/Terminal Delay Update:Terminals:There are currently 30 ships (-2 from prev. week) at anchor awaiting berths in LAX/LGB as of Friday Jan 22nd.
All terminals continue to be congested due to the spike in import volumes and the same is expected to last until end of February 2021. Customers are urged to expedite the pickup of import containers. Moreover, terminals are working with limited labor and split shifts (COVID-19 related). This labor shortage affects all terminals turnaround time for truckers, inter terminal transfers, the number of daily appointments available for gate transactions and generates delays in our vessels operations. There can be switching of vessel terminal assignments due to lack of space due terminal congestion, that must be kept in mind for over-weight bookings that are supposed to be going on dock but end up in the wrong terminal or the UP off dock terminal. Hapag-Lloyd is currently shut out at some terminals limiting single empty returns and restricting dual transactions.New York Terminal Update:Terminals – USNYCMinor berth congestion continues to affect operations within the port. Main factor causing the congestion is vessels arriving off proforma schedule. Increased dwell times for import volumes and large inventories of empty containers continue to impact operations at all terminals.Gate turn times for truckers are currently stable.
Reported COVID cases are increasing amongst ILA labor force, but currently not creating any labor shortages.SavannahCurrently 11 ships at anchor due previous river closures for fog. Extra loader vessels continue arriving at the port leading to berth congestion. Currently 6 ships at berth. Gate transactions are fluid and generally not impacted.Canadian Terminal and Rail Delays Update:Terminals:

Ongoing heavy congestion at all terminals in Vancouver and Prince Rupert (PRR) due to significant spike in import volumes. Weekend labor shortages and high winds continue to impact yard and vessel productivity. Berth delays at Vancouver and PRR are significant with vessels being held off berth for days.Dwell time at the Port Terminals:Halifax – 3.2 DaysMontreal – 2.7 DaysVancouver – 2.1 DaysPrince Rupert – 8.3 Days
Rail:Railcar supply stable and there has been an improvement in daily rail production at GCT Delta Port. Positive trend expected to continue.Dwell time at the Rail Terminals:Montreal – 1.9 DaysVancouver – 2.4 Days
Intermodal Operations:Capacity limitation in certain markets due to import volume spikes and severe drivers’ shortage. Please find main markets, and estimate lead-time to secure capacity below (Note: Lead time refers to timeframe to secure truck power, it is not dwell time):Market / Average 12-days+:
Los Angeles, CA (30 days +) – Long Beach, CA (30 days +) – Atlanta, GA (15 days) – Baltimore, MD (14 days) – Memphis, TN (14 days) – New York, NY (15days) – Norfolk, VA (14 days) – Savannah, GA (15 days)Markets / Average 7-days+:
Boston, MA – Buffalo, NY – Charleston, SC – Charlotte, NC – Dallas, TX – Houston, TX – Jacksonville, FL – Miami/PT. Everglades, FL – New Orleans, LA – Philadelphia, PA – Seattle, WA – Tacoma, WAMarkets / Average 4-days +:
Birmingham, AL – Chicago, IL – Cincinnati, OH – Cleveland, OH – Columbus, OH – Council Bluff, IA – Greensboro, NC – Greer, SC – Huntsville, AL – Indianapolis, IN– Kansas City, MO – Laredo, TX – Louisville, KY – Minneapolis, MN – Oakland, CA – Pittsburgh, PA – Portland, OR – Salt Lake City, UT – Santa Teresa, NMChassis Pools:Minneapolis (USMES) – Deficit on all chassis types, longer dwells on street.Chicago (USCHI) – Constrained on 40’/45’ chassis due to surge in demand.Cleveland (USCLE) – Constrained on 40/45’ chassis due to surge in demand.Omaha (USOMA) – Deficit on 40’/45’ chassis due to street dwells.Detroit (USDET) – Constrained on 20’, deficit on 40’/45’ chassis due street dwell.Nashville (USBNA) – Deficit on 20’ chassis. Surge in demand.Pittsburgh (USPIT) – Constrained on 40’ chassis, long street dwells.New York (USNYC) – Constrained on 40’ chassis due to volumes.Oakland (USOAK) – Constrained on all size types chassis due high demands.Los Angeles / Long Beach (USLAX/USLGB) – Pool of Pools seeing stressed chassis inventory in most terminal locations.
Railway Operations:Please Note: Current average dwell times for Hapag-Lloyd boxes at several terminals / ramps. Includes, MH, rail and truck moves.New York, NY – Average 8.5 daysMMR New York (Elizabeth Marine Terminal-Rail) – Average 4.4 daysLong Beach, CA – Average 6.9 daysLos Angeles, CA – Average 14.1 daysCharleston, SC – Average 3.7 daysSavannah, GA – Average 4.2 daysNorfolk, VA – Average 3.5 daysKansas City, MO – Average 3.8 daysChicago, IL – Average 5.5 daysMemphis, TN – Average 3.1 daysDetroit, MI – Average 5.6 days
If you have any questions or comments, please contact your local Hapag-Lloyd office or send me an email. 

Best regards,
Annalenafrom our Customer Communication