Aqaba Container Terminal Strike

Update 05– July 18, 2014 / 1202 hrs (12:02pm):

  • The Maersk Wisconsin will omit Aqaba this weekend
  • The Coast Guard will not allow the vessel to sail without confirmation that the generator is fixed; vessel is currently in Jeddah and repair time is unknown
  • Calling Aqaba late is not an option due to the FIFO (First-In, First-Out) queue which would further delay the service rotation since there is a lengthy berthing queue

Update 04– July 17, 2014 / 1659 hrs (04:59pm):

  • The next vessel scheduled for Aqaba, the Maersk Wisconsin, is experiencing generator issues and will be delayed into Jeddah
  • We are monitoring the vessel to see if she will need to omit Aqaba in order to get back on schedule; we will keep you updated

Update 03– July 16, 2014 / 1703 hrs (05:03pm):

  • The strike was called off a few hours ago
  • We will have more information soon regarding any lingering effects of the strike

Update 02– July 15, 2014 / 1135 hrs (11:35pm):

  • The situation at Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) remains unchanged as the labor strike is still in effect
  • Labor is blocking the gate to/from the port while negotiations continue, with no resolution so far today
  • There is not a definitive timeline on the length of the strike
  • The port has announced that berthing will be on FIFO (First-In, First-Out)
  • Maersk Denpasar (MECL2 Service) omitted Aqaba yesterday and is proceeding to Port Said; all cargo on board for Aqaba will need to be discharged/transshipped in Port Said/Algeciras
  • Maersk Kampala (ME1 Service) omitted Aqaba today and will discharge all cargo in Jeddah
  • Nysted Maersk (feeder vessel) is en route to Aqaba; vessel will wait in line for berthing

Update 01– July 14, 2014 / 2230 hrs (10:30pm):

  • Due to a labor strike in Aqaba Container Terminal today, operations have come to a complete stop
  • The Maersk Denpasar (voyage 1408) serving the Middle East, North America, Mediterranean and Latin America trade, will be forced to omit her Aqaba call to maintain her schedule for the rest of the trip

 

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