Available LCL Space, Port Update, Strike in Vancouver
Need last minute cases?
Whether from Europe, South America or Australia, we’ve got you covered. You can still book LCL space on the following lower volume lanes:
France to OAK: 300 cases
Spain to OAK: Booked full, We are building a new container for August
Italy to OAK: 400 cases
Portugal to NY: 300 cases
Portugal to OAK: Booked full, We are building a new container for August
South America to NY: 250 cases
New Zealand to OAK: 900 cases
Australia to NY: 1000 Cases
Germany to NY: 900 cases
High Frequency LCL Lanes:
Italy to NY: Multiple shipments per week
France to NY: Multiple shipments per week
Spain to NY: One shipment per week
All New York terminals are operating without delay.
Oakland: Average wait times are creeping up to between 6-7 days now, average import deliveries are up to 4 days and gate times are normal. We are watching this port closely as more vessels may end up being directed here if congestion problems at Seattle become too prevalent. Wait times there are now a week with two holidays before the end of the month and fresh strike action across the border.
Strike in Vancouver
The tentative labor agreement has been voted down. ILWU Canada labor resumed strike action Tuesday, July 18th at 4:30 pm local time. This will affect container and intermodal connections at the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, as well as vessel schedules along the North America west coast. This is not the news we’d hoped for as the backlog from the earlier strike action has created potential for some congestion issues farther south. As ports in Vancouver are unable to unload vessels, ports in the U.S. pick up the excess, creating a growing backlog. By next week, the expected backlog is predicted to hit 245,000 TEUs. We’re monitoring the situation and will keep you informed. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your account manager or firstname.lastname@example.org