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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Port Congestion

There is port congestion in the Port of Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo.  Currently, there is an average 16 days delay for feeder vessels berthing at the Port of Matadi.  The cause of the delay is the river draft.  The river is currently at 6.1m, the maximum is 7m, the river is low due to seasonal fluctuations.  The situation will improve in the next weeks because the river is being dredged and we are operating an additional 6 feeders to reduce the backlog.  Read More...

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Norfolk, VA Port Congestion

The weather-related closing on February 26 and 27 of the Norfolk, VA port, has resulted in significant port congestion, which is further causing longer than normal wait times for truckers to pick up and drop off containers.  We want to ensure you that we are working hard to overcome these difficulties. Read More...

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UPDATE – Congestion at the Port of Douala, Cameroon

Wait time at the Port of Douala has slightly improved.  The average waiting time in week 45 was 16 days for vessels >200m long.  The average port stay was 3 days.  However, the situation is variable so we will continue post updates regularly. Read More...

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Ports Along Pacific Coast Experiencing Significant Slowdowns

Pacific Coast dockworkers negotiating a new labor agreement have expanded a work slowdown from the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Seattle to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.  These ports are experiencing significant productivity issues.  We will keep you updated as the negotiations continue.


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Terminal of Baku Port Moved to New Baku International Sea Port at Alyat

NDN rail operations moving via Baku Port have moved to the New Baku International Sea Port at Aylat until the end of 2014 which has in resulted in delays.  We will continue to monitor the situation and make updates as necessry. Read More...

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Some Improvement at Aqaba Terminal

The strike situation at Aqaba is improving slowly. The Terminal has achieved 300 yard moves  and 302 vessel moves on 19th October with limited staff and Army involvement.  The labor issue has reached the Court and they expect a decision soon on this issue.  This morning, more staff reported to work in the terminal and began work with 4 cranes on the vessels which are alongside the dock.

Service Updates

  • AHZ Feeder – Nysted Maersk – Berthed 13/0747 – All the discharge is now complete and loading is in progress.
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Extreme Congestion at Port of Douala in Cameroon

There is still extreme congestion at the Port of Douala.  The average waiting time for vessels waiting outside the port berthing is an average of 17 days but can be up to 25 days.  Congestion has been further impacted by the implementation of the Government Imposed Travel Restriction. Read More...

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Service Delivery Issues Continue in Los Angeles Basin

Service delivery challenges continue and the root causes of this are cascading their impact further. Based on inbound volumes for next week, it is expected that terminal congestion will increase. This could result in the eventual further delay in vessel arrivals and potentially limit the ability to return empties and export loads into the terminal. The congestion at terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach is no longer isolated to specific terminals and has expanded port wide.

Further complicating the situation is the implementation of strict adherence to 10-point roadability inspections for all loads draying out of terminals. Read More...

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Manila, Philippines Congestion

  • There has been port congestion in Manila due to the truck ban imposed late February 2014
  • Yard is full and vessels are being delayed
  • There has been some compromise from the government in letting trucks use a 24/7 designated route to ease the problem, however congestion will most likely continue for the remainder of 2014, as long as the truck ban is in effect and especially with the Christmas holiday peak already on the horizon
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Aqaba Port Congestion

Update 05 – September 17, 2013 / 1005 hrs (10:05am):

  • Aqaba terminal remains congested
  • Major impact is due to empties
  • Productivity has improved
  • Vessels have berthed on proforma for the last 2 weeks
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