Shipping Update May 5, 2021

NASA has published the latest update on operational and seasonal conditions that are likely to affect the movement of shipments in or out of US / Canadian ports.  Please contact us to be included on the distribution or update your membership.

North America
For port operations, intermodal and domestic, view the report here or at the bottom of this message.  New York, Savannah, Los Angeles / Long Beach and Oakland are seeing the most delays for pickups of containers and equipment. 

Quick Stats
According to Freightwaves, US top container ports saw a 27% year over year increase in TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in the first half of 2021.  They also cite that curent outbound volumes (for over-the-road transport) are 77% higher than 2020 and 59% higher than 2019.

Good news
For any members with shipments routing via Montreal, the port is operational again as of Monday May 3rd, 2021.  Back-to-work legislation was passed to re-open the port.  The backlog is roughly 10 vessels and 20,000 TEUs so prepare for delays in the coming weeks.  

For more information on pending or planned shipments, please reach out to your Hillebrand representative to discuss the best possible arrangements for transport, warehousing, insurance, and customs compliance needs.