Innovating Newsletter: Port Performance in US, Canada, and China

July 31, 2018

 |  Insights

This month’s issue of CargoSmart’s Innovating features a review of the port performance at the top three ports in the US, Canada, and China. We also reviewed carriers’ schedule reliability in June and analyzed the impact of a terminal system rollout at the Port of Felixstowe in the UK.

Highlights include:

  • Port Performance – Top 3 Ports in US, Canada, China: Over the past few months, growing port congestion in North Asia, increasing bunker fuel costs, and US-China tariff talks have potentially impacted ocean carrier services. We took the opportunity to analyze the port performance of the top three ports in the US, Canada, and China. We reviewed Long Beach, Los Angeles, and New York-New Jersey in the US, Montreal, Prince Rupert, and Vancouver in Canada, and Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Ningbo-Zhoushan in China. We analyzed the number of vessel arrivals, vessel sizes, vessel arrival delays, and vessel berth times over the last six months at each of the ports. We found that each of the ports experienced an improving trend for shorter vessel arrival delays from January to June. We also found that of the nine ports we reviewed, Montreal, Los Angeles, and Shenzhen had the shortest vessel arrival delays.
  • Carrier Reliability Report: We reviewed the schedule reliability of 22 ocean carriers across 13 trade lanes. Continuing last month's improvement, overall reliability increased to 69.3% in June 2018.
  • World Incidents – Felixstowe: We reviewed vessel arrivals and berth times at the Port of Felixstowe. After a terminal system update, vessels skipped the port of call as port congestion grew in June. We found that average monthly berth times increased 33.27% and 36 fewer vessels arrived at the port in June compared to May.

View the full  July report  (PDF)

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