US IPI CARGO & RAIL UPDATE
Dear all customer,
We could see another supply chain headache during the back half of the year and into the holidays as rail congestion at West Coast ports remains elevated and labor issues are unresolved. BNSF and Union Pacific (UP) are both reported to be seeing slowdowns in loading freight at West Coast ports. The dwell time for a container bound for rail may need around 8 days or over at LA/LB ports.
Vessel berthing time is steadily improving now, allowing for more boxes to land onto terminals, but rail car capacities are limited which cause containers start stacking up in rail yards waiting to be loaded and moved. When situation gets worse, terminals may eventually run out of space and it will cause vessel berth waiting times once again increase. This is a universal situation among all carriers, so please pay attention to this and we will keep monitoring the situation and keep you updated.
Source: Ocean Network Express (ONE)
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our offices or your sales representatives.
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