Yesterday Independence II tied up with 2800 cars to off load. Instead of the usual
New back-up areas are being cleared now that there has been some melting and the snow/ice has softened in places. A bulldozer could be seen at work in one area near the dock today creating a mini-mountain of snow to free up more space.
I am only aware of one ship that has actually been diverted. Most ships seem to be just going along with the routine, as unloading Canadian bound cars in US ports brings about another set of head aches. I hear that some US ports, Baltimore in particular, have similar back-ups, not so much due current conditions, but to winter conditions earlier, and the limited capacity of the rail system to clear up the back log.