as you know, during the last almost two years the port terminals had various restrictions on the pre-delivery time of containers to the export/import terminals. The situation is constantly improving therefore we are pleased to provide you with a fresh update as of today:
Bremerhaven Port: Accept containers now again already 5 days prior to the sailing date of the vessel.
Hamburg Port: Eurogate – still allow only a delivery 72 hours prior to the sailing date of the vessel
HHLA Terminals (CTB, CTA and CTT ) – accept containers now again already 5 days prior to the sailing date of the vessel.
Above is not applicable for hazardous cargo, reefer cargo and special sensitive goods and is sub to change without notice.
On Thursday, 24.11.2022 we will renew our telephone system. Between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., temporary disruptions in availability must be expected. By mail or mobile phone, the known contact persons are always available! We apologize for this inconvenience.
A strike at USA Railroads has been called to begin starting 00:01 Friday September 16. There are a total of 12 unions currently negotiating with the railroads and not all have yet reached agreement on new contracts.. Canadian source and destined cargo is not impacted by the pending strike. Imports will likely be held up at the ocean terminal if they cannot reach the rail terminal in in the U.S. before a strike shutdown. While we do not know if the strike will begin on Friday, or for how long, it is not anticipated that a strike would be long lasting. We will bring your more information as it becomes available.
The strike in the German seaports is having a strong impact on the tense operating situation in freight traffic. Due to high capacity utilization and staff shortages, the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has currently severely restricted the entry of trains. Many rail service providers are canceling further train rotations due to massive backlogs - with consequent effects on
import containers: Loading only with severe delay. Containers that have not been picked up from the port 3 days after unloading may be rerouted to a non-railroad interim storage facility at a cost.
Export containers: Acceptance at inland terminals may be refused and presentation to customer may have to be postponed. Interim storage are at the edge of capacity and therefore only feasible in individual cases.
Note: Presentation dates and ship closings cannot always be met. In general, no liability is assumed for additional costs resulting from the above circumstances.
Please note that the unions have again called for a warning strike. According to initial information, the terminals in Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven will be subject to a strike from 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 14 to 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16.
Due to the warning strike we expect considerable problems with the pick-up and drop-off of containers. Furthermore, we cannot guarantee that your containers can be placed as scheduled. Please note that the warning strike may result in additional costs, which will be charged to the goods.
Please contact us at short notice in order to adjust the presentation and shipment dates, if necessary.