Potential Shipping Delays Due to Port Congestion

Potential Shipping Delays Due to Port Congestion

Updated March 2024

This blog and updates are meant to advise on port and freight notices concerning shipping delays. We encourage our customers to review this blog post in full and the linked articles for more information. Please note, these issues are affecting shipping couriers world-wide and may contribute to an increase in shipping fees.

Shipping costs are set by the courier and we do our best to offer our customers the best prices available. Additionally, if you have pre-orders please refer to the product pages for updated shipping windows. 

**We want to advise that our manufacturers close for the month of February on an annual basis. During this time, production of items will halt until businesses re-open.**

We are still experiencing shipping delays due to container shortages, port congestion, labor shortages, and political issues. Please see the below links for more information.

Current Updates: 



FedEx Service Alerts

USPS Service Alerts

2022 Updates:

CNBC (August)

2021 Updates:

CNBC (October) 

USPS - Shipping Rates Increase (August)

The Washington Post

Financial Times (August)

The Wall Street Journal  (May)


Dear Valued Customers,

This notice is to advise on potential delays to current items on pre-order due to congestion at several receiving ports along the United States Western Seaboard. The congestion began around February of 2021 in Southern California and has recently began to affect ports to the North, including the Port of Seattle (which is where we receive our shipments).

Unfortunately, this has caused an unprecedented delay in receiving products to our shipping warehouse. As of writing this blog post, we are receiving notice that the congestion is now being reported to affect receiving ports on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Our logistics partners have also informed us that the port delays could last through to the end of 2021 and may be affecting other receiving ports world-wide.

While this is not an ideal situation, we are doing everything in our power with our logistics partners and ensuring our customers are aware of these delays. For more information on these delays, please review the included links:


As always, if you have questions or concerns pertaining to a pre-order, please do not hesitate to contact us either through our Contact Us page or by email: directhelp@darkhorse.com. This delay shouldn't apply to currently shipping and in-stock items, particularly if they're domestic to the United States.



The Dark Horse Direct Customer Service Team