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Weekly Operational Update: Week #21

(Florham Park, NJ) … Below are updates to operations for all vessel, terminal and inland services within North America. This information is subject to change.

Vessel Operations
North America East Coast
SAN ALVARO V 220-221 – delayed 1 day in arriving Philadelphia due to mechanical issues. Vessel omits Port Everglades, Wilmington and Norfolk. Arriving on time in Savannah on 06/03.
SEROJA LIMA V 222 – delayed 5 extra days in Savannah due to berth congestion.
CSAV TRANCURA V 221 – delayed 6 extra days in Savannah due to berth congestion.
North America West Coast
MAERSK NORTHWOOD V 221 – delayed 1 day in arriving Port Hueneme due to berth congestion. Arriving on time in Manzanillo on 05/30.
SEALAND GUAYAQUIL V 221 – delayed 1,5 days in Long Beach due to berth congestion.

Terminal Operations

Due to increased volume, we are experiencing congestion issues at the following terminal locations New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Houston, Oakland, and Los Angeles/Long Beach.

May-30th Monday is Memorial Day Holiday, most USA ports will be closed.
U.S. East Coast
New York – Vessel waiting time is 1-10 days due to severe berth congestion.
Norfolk – Vessel waiting time is 2-3 days due to berth congestion, construction, and annual terminal inspection.
Charleston – Vessel waiting time is 0-1 day due to certain level import volume.
Savannah – Vessel waiting time is 5-7 days due to high import volume, vessel bunching and construction.
Miami – Vessel waiting time is 2-3 days due to high import volume.
U.S. Gulf Coast
Houston – Vessel waiting time is 2-5 days due to high import volume, labor shortage and vessel bunching.
U.S. West Coast
Long Beach – Vessel waiting time is 12-21 days due to high import dwell and labor shortage.
Los Angeles – Vessel waiting time is 5-19 days due to yard congestion, high import dwell and labor shortage.
Oakland – Vessel waiting time is 7-10 days due to high import volume, labor shortage. Yard utilization is at 90% of capacity.
Seattle – Vessel waiting time is 2 days due to high import volume, labor shortage.
Canada
Prince Rupert – Vessel waiting time is 14 days. Yard utilization is at 114% of capacity.
Vancouver – Vessel waiting time is 35 days. Yard utilization is at 100% of capacity.

Equipment Availability

Due to increased volume at terminals and inland rail facilities, there have been ongoing chassis shortages resulting in pick-up delays and deliveries. Most notably, we are encountering chassis availability issues in the Long Beach/Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia terminals, and the Cleveland, Columbus, Louisville, Nashville, Saint Louis, Atlanta, Chicago, and Memphis areas.
Equipment availability continues to be an issue at the locations below.
Atlanta – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Chicago – limited 40’ reefer available

Cincinnati – limited 40’ available

Columbus – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Detroit – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Kansas City – limited 20’ available

Memphis – limited 20’ available
Minneapolis – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Nashville – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Omaha – limited 40’ available

South Florida - Limited equipment availability
St. Louis – limited 40’ available

Seattle – limited 40’ reefer availability

Vancouver – limited 20’ available

Inland Rail Transit Advisories

We are also experiencing congestion at all major rail facilities in Chicago, Columbus, and Los Angeles UP and BNSF rail ramps. We expect delays in picking-up and delivering containers at these locations.

U.S. East Coast

Import Overflow Toronto – CN Brampton & Malport continue to be faced with a high volume of import containers on the ground in turn causing need for additional lifts leading to higher wait times inside the terminals in order to decongest. CN rail has been shutting loaded import containers that are customs cleared, not temperature controlled and without scheduled pick up appointment to Paul's transport yard in Mississauga.

Charleston Chassis Shortage - Due to a continued shortage of available chassis in the Charleston markets (Atlanta, Charleston, Jacksonville, Nashville and savannah) we are experiencing extended delays in pick-ups, deliveries, and drayage to/from the rail facilities.

CSX Update: Export to JAX - Due to continued congestion in Jacksonville, we have observed delay in train operations for cargo arriving in to Jacksonville ICTF for load out if Trapac.
South Carolina Ports Authority - Due to increased volume for Import and Export cargo into Charleston, SCSPA is reporting a delay in operations between the terminals and railroads. There is currently an embargo for all export units from Greer Ramp to USCHS/USNTS except for certain customers.
CSX update - Imports to Chicago - Ramp to Chicago is changing on April 29th. Baltimore to Chicago 59th street is switching arrival facility to Bedford Park (CHI). Port Newark to Bedford Park (CHI) is switching arrival to Chicago 59th Street.

CSX update - Exports to Chicago – Bedford Park (USCHICXBP) is port Newark (USNYCPNCT) is switching to Chicago 59th Street facility (USCHICX59) on April 29, 2022.

Chicago Destination Gate change effective April 29
Origin Terminal Current Destination Terminal New Destination Terminal Scheduled GCO New GCO Scheduled AVB New AVB Transit Adjustment
Baltimore, MD Chicago 59th* Bedford Park, IL 1600 No Change 2200 No Change No Change
Port Newark Bedford Park, IL Chicago 59th 1400 No Change 1000 2300 1 day longer

*May 5 is the last day to pick-up containers at Chicago 59th street.

NS Update (CHS) – Effective 05/09, rail traffic from all Norfolk Southern origin facilities delivering to Charleston have opened for ingate. Prior Communicated exceptions remain in effect. Greer and Meridian remain closed for exports aside from communicated exceptions. NS allocation limits are in place for Austell, Huntsville, and Rossville facilities for delivery to Charleston.

CSX Rail Reservations (to Charleston) - Effective 04/26. Rail reservations from all origin locations to Charleston have been restored to standard line allocation.

NS Jacksonville - Effective March 25th NS has embargoed units moving to Jacksonville from all the NS Inland facilities. Tranship moves are excluded from this embargo (to FEC). Import moves from NS Jacksonville are currently at ten (10) moves per day.

Norfolk Southern “Tier 1” facility update - NS has Announced that Detroit (Livemois), Jacksonville, and Cleveland (Maple heights) rail ramps will be adjusted from tier 1 for international storage rules.

U.S. Mid West

Chicago origin gate change Effective April 29th - Effective April 29, CSX is realigning Chicago service to increase capacity and streamline operations. Service changes for Baltimore and Port Newark are listed in the charts below in local time. April 28 is the last day to in-gate freight at the origin terminal for these lanes.

Chicago Origin Gate change effective April 29th
Current Origin Terminal New Origin Terminal Destination Terminal GCO AVB Transit Adjustment
Bedford Park, IL Chicago 59th Port Newark 2359 1635 1 day longer

Chicago Destination Gate change effective April 29th
Origin Terminal Current Destination Terminal New Destination Terminal Scheduled GCO New GCO Scheduled AVB New AVB Transit Adjustment
Baltimore, MD Chicago 59th* Bedford Park, IL 1600 No change 2200 No change No change
Port Newark Bedford Park, IL Chicago 59th 1400 No change 1000 2300 1 day longer
Barbours Cut and Bayport - Houston Chassis Shortage - Chassis deficits continue to be reported on a weekly basis due to ongoing congestion in the area. TRAC chassis can be utilized as our approved secondary provider.
CSX Memorial Day Hours – CSX Plans to operate on Memorial Day, Monday May 30 Based on crew availability's Intermodal terminals will be open during gate hours listed in the attached CSX intermodal Terminals Memorial Day 2022. CSX requests your assistance in maintaining intermodal terminals fluidity over all holidays by picking up your shipments in a timely manner. Expediting load pickups around a holiday is essential for avoiding terminal congestion. Customers are encouraged to monitor updated estimated. Time of notification (ETN) in ship CSZ and EDI messaging for updates on intermodal freight availability.
Chicago Chassis Shortage - Due to a shortage of available chassis in Chicago, we continue to observe extended delays in pick-ups and deliveries.
Chicago Rail Ramp Congestion – Bedford Park - CSX Railroad has advised that congestion remains an operational concern at the Bedford Park Facility in Chicago area and is requesting further assistance in arranging pick up of dwelling units.
BNSF Logistics Park (Chicago) - As part of ongoing efforts to provide a more efficient alternative for units that may dwell well beyond facility free time, BNSF has extended its off-site dray program at Logistics Park Chicago Intermodal Facility to generate additional parking capacity and reduce the impact of long-dwelling units on hub operations and overall efficiency. Shipments moved to off-site lot will remain visible in BNSF’s inventory through customer web tools. BNSF will continue to assess and collect storage charges on shipments that have been moved off-site. Additionally, units may be grounded at off?site locations to generate greater chassis availability for the continued flow of containers.
The LPC off-site lot entrance is located at 3201 Centerpoint Way, Joliet, IL 60436. Shipments arriving at this lot will be identified on notifications as being at ITSCONJOL. Units will be ground stacked which will require drivers to bring their own chassis. Lift hours at the ITS ConGlobal Joliet Depot are detailed below:
 Monday thru Friday 6am – 10pm
 Saturday 7am – 330pm
 Sunday Closed
U.S. West Coast
Increased Dwell for Import Rail Cargo (SEA) - Due to severe terminal congestion, we continue to observe operational delays, resulting in extended dwell time.
Increased Dwell for Import Rail Cargo (LAX/LGB) - Due to gate capacity restrictions, limited reservations (RVs), rail car shortages and daily ingate restrictions at our major rail facilities in LAX/LGB (BNSF & UP), import rail units (both on-dock and off-dock) are experiencing increased delays.
Chassis Shortage Santa Teresa - Availability of DCLI equipment continues to be extremely limited. TRAC chassis should be utilized as an approved secondary provider; inventory has been observed to be very low, as well.
Terminal Dwell Fee - SSA Terminals (Pier A (LGB), OICT (OAK), T-18 (SEA)) have implemented a temporary storage charge in addition to the normal port demurrage charges on all import loaded containers discharged at facilities on the West Coast. The failure of importers to pick up containers in a timely manner has created severe congestion issues that has prevented terminal operators from properly servicing vessels destined for their terminals. Extended Dwell Time Fee will apply on a temporary basis to all loaded import containers, in addition to existing demurrage and port tariff fees:
 No charges for free time (up to seven (7)) days after a container is available for delivery)
 $50 per day for the next five days of storage thereafter (days 1-5 after free time)
 $75 per day for the next five days of storage thereafter (days 6-10 after free time)
 $100 per day for the next five days of storage thereafter (days 11-15 after free time)
 $150 per day for any days thereafter.
Export loaded containers will not be subject to the Extended Dwell Time Fee. The importer of record in the shipping documents will be responsible for paying or arranging payment of the Extended Dwell Time Fee. Once the fee has been paid, the container will show as available in Operator’s container tracking system. Appointments on import lanes may not be made until the fee has been paid and the container is showing as available on the Forecast website.
Extended Dwell Fee (ITS Terminal, LGB) - Effective Monday, January 10, 2022, ITS will be implementing a Temporary
Storage Charge in addition to the normal port demurrage/storage charges on all loaded import containers due to severe congestion issues. The intent of this Temporary Storage Charge is to encourage cargo interests to pick up their containers timely, which will allow for a return to a more normalized vessel operation schedule. Once this has been accomplished, ITS intends to rescind the additional charge.
The following, cumulative, fees will apply to all loaded import containers at the rates, and for the temporary effective period: $48 per day commencing on the first day after expiration of free time, for up to five days (e.g., days 1-5 after free time); $72 per day thereafter, for up to five additional days (e.g., days 6-10 after free time); $96 per day thereafter, for up to five additional days (e.g., days 11-15 after free time), and $165 per day for any days thereafter (e.g., all days from day 16 and after).
Extended Dwell Fee (TTI Terminal, LGB) - Effective Monday January 10, 2022, to reduce excessive terminal congestion, Total Terminals International LLC (TTI) will implement the following, cumulative, Extended On-Terminal Storage/Terminal Congestion Fee for all inbound loaded containers that remain in TTI’s Long Beach marine terminal more than eight calendar days following the date of discharge:
 No Extended On-Terminal Storage/Terminal Congestion Fee for calendar storage days 1 through 8 the container is on terminal and available for delivery.
 $100 per day for days 9 through 14; $150 per day for all days thereafter.

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