Dwell times and congestion continue to be a challenge for the Port of Montreal. Back in February, the Port made available monthly performance reports as an effort to establish a transparent flow of communication with its stakeholders ( https://www.port-montreal.com/en/performance.html )
The January 2019 report confirms an average vessel delay of 64 hrs and 6 days dwell time, an increase from December 2018, when the recorded average vessel delay was 58 hours and only 4 days of dwell time.
Although the February report has yet to be published, our operations have confirmed similar delays for February vessel discharging and dwell times, amounting to 10 to 12 days delay from vessels’ arrival in Montreal.
To alleviate the elevated operating costs caused by longer vessel turnaround time and container dwell time, some of the carriers have already announced congestion surcharges for all cargo moving to/via the port of Montreal.
To date, we received surcharge implementation notices from Hapag Lloyd, Maersk, CMA-CGM:
USD 100 / 20’
USD 200/ 40’
|All cargo moving to/via the port of Montreal, Canada||Mar 1st, 2019|
USD 200 / 20’
USD 250 / 40’ & 45’
|Imports from Europe, Asia, Middle East, West Africa with Destination Montreal|
Feb 8th, 2019 – Non-regulated Countries
Mar 6th, 2019 – Regulated Countries
|CMA CGM||USD 100 / 20’|
USD 200 / 40 ‘
|From/to Mediterranean and North Europe|
To/from Canada East Coast port of Montreal
|Mar 1st, 2019|
ITN is actively working on shipping alternatives to help mitigate the impact of delays and additional costs for our customers.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Sales and CSR team for further information and updates.
ITN Marketing Team