The Canadian seaports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, and Halifax are experiencing delays resulting from increased dwell time (waiting time for loading onto rail). Vancouver dwell times are ten to fifteen days, and Prince Rupert dwell times are five to ten days. On the East Coast, dwell times in Halifax are approximately seven days.
The delays at the Port of Vancouver vary by terminal:
- Deltaport: Over the next three to four weeks, increased rail dwell times and reduced productivity will delay vessels a minimum of one week.
- Conterm: With the yard at capacity, there is potential for incoming containers to bury those previously unloaded. The backlog is expected to last another two to three weeks.
- Vanterm: Delays of one week are anticipated as vessels arrive faster than the backlog can be cleared.
- Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD): Following the installation of new equipment, the terminal is still working to improve wait times. FSD management promises weekly progress updates.
Deringer will continue to monitor the backlog at these ports. If you have specific questions about a shipment, please contact the Deringer service center managing your account.