Our Containership Waiting Time Tracker provides a weekly snapshot of the average berth waiting times at 6 major global ports. The tracker provides data for the latest 2 weeks and a comparison against the same 2 week period of the previous year (2019).
More detailed global port Waiting Time and Cancelled Sailing data is now available in a complimentary weekly report, for subscribers of our container and port sector research services.
Average ship waiting times at 6 major ports were 21% above normal time in weeks 25-26/2020. During this period, we are seeing an increase in waiting time in New York (145%) and Shanghai (113%), and a decrease in Jeddah (down 24%), Los Angeles (down 26%) Rotterdam (down 29%) and Valencia (down 8)
N.B. Waiting times vary considerably by ship size and by week and an adverse metric (long waiting time) does not necessarily mean that the port will remain congested for the next weeks or that the ships will be held waiting for the next weeks.
The combined weekly report includes waiting times against 44 global ports and cancelled sailings by the main alliances by trade route (with weekly and monthly breakdown). Trade routes covered:
For further information on access to the combined Waiting Time and Cancellations report and/or our ocean freight research services, contact us at email@example.com
IMO 2020 BAF Tracker: We’ve introduced a simple, clear indexing mechanism to help determine changes in the BAF charges during the lifetime of a contract.
Global Port Throughput: Every month we publish global Port Throughput Indices - a series of volume growth/decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 220 ports worldwide.