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Customer Advisory: Severe Congestion at Ports & Rail Causing Operational Issues

June 28, 2022

We recognize persistent port and rail network congestion, container chassis shortages, and excessive detention and demurrage fees from carriers are causing significant harm to your import and export supply chains.

U.S. customs brokers, freight forwarders, and non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) of all sizes are facing multi-week delays and higher costs of routing shipments through the nation’s congested seaports, airports, and rail ramps.

The frustration of these delays is compounded by the imposition of excessive detention and demurrage fees by ocean carriers. Truckers hired to retrieve or deliver freight, more than likely will encounter inefficiencies at ports and airports that severely disrupt and add significant cost to what should be an efficient activity. In many areas, there is a severe shortage of available truckers to move your cargo domestically.

Unprecedented challenges are all-encompassing, affecting ports, carriers, railroads, and truckers throughout the United States. As the front-line representative of your supply chain, please be assured that APL Logistics is doing our very best to help you navigate your business through this difficult period.

For more information, please refer to the Resources below:

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact your APLL Representative.

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About APL Logistics
APL Logistics is the go-to global supply chain specialist for companies in the Automotive, Consumer, Industrials, and Retail sectors. The APL Logistics group of companies has a global network covering all major markets and is backed by a multinational workforce of over 5,500 people. APL Logistics Ltd is a member of the Kintetsu World Express group, a global logistics services provider. For more information, or email us at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.