February 11, 2022 – Please note that currently Vancouver and Prince Rupert are experiencing delays with dwell times and longer berthing times for vessels. Currently, we are seeing delays of two to four weeks in delays for vessels docking in comparison to their original ETA. The empty return situation has improved slightly, but there are still many delays in containers being accepted for return versus normal return timing. Similarly, even when a vessel has docked and offloaded, terminals are experiencing delays (some more than others) in making the containers available for pick up as some are being put on block stow.
Understandably, this can cause much frustration as to importers it can appear that vessel and containers have arrived but are still not available for pickup, delivery or furtherance by rail. In some instances, containers were not being made available for up to one month. These delays are being felt across the board and are expected to continue for the foreseeable future.