Canada’s rail problems are not going away any time soon, and it’s significantly impacting the industry. Deringer’s partners are currently reporting container congestion at the Toronto rail terminals. Long lines at the yards are hindering delivery and pick-up times, and shippers may see additional charges for terminal waiting time, terminal storage, yard storage, demurrage, detention, etc.
To maximize efficiency at this time, some logistics companies require “live unloads” so chassis are available the same day for additional deliveries. A lack of chassis and equipment, warehouse and drayage capacity, and labor constraints have been major obstacles in reducing rail congestion this year.
Deringer will continue monitoring container congestion and keep customers apprised of significant developments.