08 Jun Port of Halifax addresses supply chain issues
Posted at 13:52h in Blog
|The Port of Halifax continues to work with its supply chain partners – CN and PSA Halifax – to address the ongoing challenges that are having an impact on intermodal dwell times at Halifax. We are aware that extended dwell times are frustrating. There are several issues at play: truck driver shortages at inland rail ramps; distribution centres and warehouses are slowing deliveries and creating bottlenecks in the rail network; and the decrease in blank or omitted voyages is causing a surge at the port level.
HPA’s number one supply chain priority – shared with our pilots, tug operator, terminal operator, and labour – is to assure and maintain berth availability upon vessel arrival. This means that no vessels sit at anchor awaiting a berth.
We continue to work with our partners to investigate options to accelerate the flow of intermodal cargo in the supply chain. At the port level, HPA has provided additional acreage to PSA Halifax to store empty containers to maintain vessel discharge fluidity. As additional plans are in place we will advise our customers.Vessel Berthing Delays
As of June 8, vessel berthing delays = 0Terminal DwellA consolidated 4-week view of import rail dwell times at Halifax’s two container terminals. For a more detailed view (including historic trends by individual terminal) click here.
Actual vs. Planned Berth StayA view of the number of container vessels that complete their actual work alongside a berth at Halifax as compared to their planned berth stay duration. Vessels that complete their time alongside a berth within their planned stay window indicates the efficiency of port partner vessel operations.
Truck Turn Times
A consolidated 4-week view of the total truck service times (gate wait + terminal turn) at Halifax’s two container terminals. For a more detailed view (including historic trends by individual terminal) click here.