Congestion Visibility

Gain transparency into port congestion

Oceanbolt’s congestion module offers real-time insight into congestion at any dry bulk port, globally.

Support your operational decision-making

  • Full coverage of all dry bulk ports

    Allows for fact-based decision-making for congestion across the full dry bulk fleet for any port. No need to rely on brokers, past experience or inaccurate assumptions.

  • Base your demurrage calculations on hard facts

    Get accurate measures of waiting time for demurrage calculations taking into account current and relative/seasonal congestion.

  • Stay updated on congestion trends

    Our data with help you answer questions like 'How many Capesize vessels loaded with coal are waiting to discharge in Jingtang, China?' or 'What is the average waiting time in Santos?'

Trade Lane Metrics

Granular, comprehensive data

  • Timeseries or summary tables

    Congestion data is available both as summary tables and as daily timeseries (counts, dwt, average/median waiting time).

  • Drill down on the port, country or region level

    We provide congestion data on the port, country or region level, in addition to allowing filtering on laden status of the congested vessels.

  • Congestion data as a key supply side driver

    Congestion is a leading supply indicator used in machine learning models to predict freight rate movements.

Vessel routing

Platform stats and numbers


Anchorages tracked


Congestion metrics

Live Data From Oceanbolt Data Platform

Live Feed: Vessels waiting to discharge Australian coal in China (currently vessels)

This table shows real time congestion data for vessels waiting to discharge Australian coal in China. Data is available globally for all ports and commodities in the Oceanbolt Data Platform.
IMOVessel NameClassPort NameArrived AtWaiting Time (days)Arrived From Load PortCommodity
Vessel waiting to discharge Australian coal in China - live from Oceanbolt Data Platform