Currently, congestion is causing delays for cargo in and around the Port of Montreal. Several factors are contributing to the delays, including weather conditions, on-dock dwell times, and driver shortages. As a result, some ocean carriers are implementing a congestion fee.
- Some dray carriers are no longer serving the Port of Montreal. Carriers are pulling drivers because on-dock dwell times have cut into the number of turns they can make daily.
- CN Rail has limited empty inbound cars.
- Weather related challenges have slowed loads between the Greater Toronto Area and the Port of Montreal.
Effective February 8th, Maersk introduced a congestion fee destination (CFD) for all cargo discharging at Montreal for “non-regulated countries” and March 6th for regulated countries.
Deringer will continue to monitor the congestion in and around Montreal. If you have questions regarding a specific shipment, please contact us.