Several shipping lines have reported a dramatic increase in container dwell times at the GCT Delta Port, in Vancouver, over the last few days. Those shippers are also reporting that the Vancouver terminals serviced by CN and CP rail are the most severely impacted.
Questioning of the carriers discovered that a large quantity of missing rail cars has yet to be returned to Vancouver after being previously sent into the US. This is causing a huge backlog and in some cases increased container dwell time up to 14 days; however, Delta Port is publishing an average of six days dwell time.
In addition, GCT Delta Port is undergoing a large intermodal yard reconfiguration (construction at the facility is forcing a small amount of containers to be trucked off the terminal to VIT to alleviate congestion).
Presently, the shipping lines most affected are: Maersk, Hapag Lloyd, CMA-CGM, OOCL, MSC,ZIM, CSCL, and COSCO.
If you have any questions about your particular shipment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deringer will continue to monitor and report on the congestion in Vancouver.