As demand has remained consistently off the pace of prior years on the Europe to U.S. lane, steamship lines have begun reducing capacity by decommissioning older vessels and, increasingly, blank sailings and port of call omissions. In some cases re-booking of containers is required, adding a week or more to the expected arrival date. In the U.S., we have recently experienced a vessel skipping the port of New York and being re-routed to other ports of call before being routed back into New York – adding an additional week of transit time. Last week, we also experienced Blank Sailings (the ship did not stop at a port as scheduled) for both France and Italy. Please consider additional transit times when planning for Q1.
Global Reliability Schedules
The global supply chain continues to improve, however, the shipping schedule reliability remains significantly below pre-pandemic times.
Source: Sea Intelligence Maritime Analysis / Global Liner Performance Report – September 2023
A roof collapsed on November 7th, in a warehouse adjacent to Fond du Lac. No one was injured, but the building and nearby buildings were evacuated and orders were canceled for that day. It has caused delays today and for the remainder of the week. There is a one day delay for order pick-ups.
For the rest of the week, please expect 2 business days for new releases due to the backlog. We apologize for any disruptions this may cause and will update you with any additional information as it becomes available.
Low Volume Lanes Update LCL space (9L cases) is available on the following lower volume lanes:
France to OAK: 500 cases
France (FOS) to NY: 700 cases (building a new container)
Spain to OAK: Building a new container
Italy to OAK: Building a new container
Germany to NY: 450 cases
Portugal to NY: 900 cases
Portugal to OAK: Building a new container
Austria to NY: 950 cases
New Zealand to OAK: Building a new container
Australia to NY: 800 Cases
Italy to Seattle: 1100 cases (building a new container)
France to Seattle: 600 cases
South America to NY: 1200 cases (building a new container)
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