November 2023 Local and Industry Updates
Here’s the latest on what’s happening locally:
- - Empty container supply for exports for Trans-Pacific trade will continue to be tight until at least the end of the year due to blank sailings and strong export demand
- - With winter weather already hitting much of Canada and coming to the west coast, we can expect frequent changes for ERDs and cutoffs at rail and port terminals. We will aim to provide updates about major disruptions in our communications — stay tuned!
With the downturn in the market, the ports in Vancouver are quite fluid. November and December typically see a significant increase in volume, but so far this year the ports have not seen a surge. Very few vessels are anchoring, and schedules are accurate, as per the recent Port of Vancouver review. Changes should be expected, however, with blank sailings. Trakking is looking at providing a more real-time schedule for the terminals, integrating with our Empty Container Release module for greater accuracy.
As interest in Artificial Intelligence-powered technology continues to accelerate, shipping lines are investing in research that could transform their processes. With many trucking companies still relying on outdated systems, it’s necessary to ask: What will be the downstream effects on local drayage as global logistics companies implement AI-driven technology? Trakking provides a bridge between traditional approaches to logistics and the innovations that are transforming the shipping industry. Continue to watch this space, or get in touch, to learn how AI is shaping our future, and yours.