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Port Said Disruptions

Update 03– June 9, 2014 / 1551 hrs (03:51pm):

  • The Maersk Danang (Voyage 1406) will omit Port Said and call Piraeus
  • Port Said exports will be delayed one week and load the next MECL2 westbound sailing (Maersk Damietta voyage 1410)
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Maersk Damietta (Voyage 1411) Port Cut-Off Change: Newark and Savannah

The Maersk Damietta (Voyage 1411) will arrive Newark and Savannah 24 hours early in order to make Savannah call prior to port closure for the July 4 holiday.

Port Earliest Receipt (ERD) Cut-Off (CO)
Newark June 23, 2014 June 27, 2014
Savannah June 26, 2014 July 2, 2014


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MSC Firenze (Voyage 1407) Delayed Arrival into Newark, Savannah and Houston

Due to congestion in Port Said, the MSC Firenze (voyage 1407) has been delayed and will arrive Newark, Savannah and Houston late.

As such, cargo receiving windows have been changed:

Port Earliest Receipt (ERD) Cut-Off (CO)
Newark June 4, 2014 June 9, 2014
Savannah June 9, 2014 June 13, 2014
Houston June 11, 2014 June 16, 2014


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Houston Ship Channel Re-Opened; Maersk Wisconsin and Maersk Iowa Delays

Update 02 – March 26, 2014 / 1205 hrs (12:05pm):

Today, March 26, 2014, the Channel re-opened to outbound and inbound vessel traffic.

Two Maersk vessels have been delayed due to the closure; the Maersk Wisconsin and the Maersk Iowa.

  • The Maersk Wisconsin is confirmed to begin operations this evening at 1900 hrs (07:00pm) local time and will complete operations at 2300 hrs (11:00pm) local time tomorrow, Thursday, March 27
  • The Maersk Iowa is scheduled to start operations on Friday, March 28 at 0700 hrs (07:00am) local time and complete operations at 12:00am midnight, local time
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Weather Effects

Update 11 – February 25, 2014 / 1623 hrs (04:23pm):


  • APMT Newark terminal is still experiencing heavy delays on the rail operations, however they are actively working with MMR to reduce the rail cargo and will continue to work overtime to clear it


  • Maersk Idaho (MECL2 Service) will arrive Houston at 1900 hrs (07:00pm); delay is due to the fog, however vessel is currently scheduled on time into Algeciras


  • Due to local festivities associated with Mardi Gras, CSX terminals in New Orleans and Mobile will be closed on Tuesday, March 4 and will reopen on Wednesday, March 5 with regular hours
  • The Chicago gateway is improving but still described as “sluggish” by CSX Network Operations; they are slowly getting back to normal operations as the weather conditions improve
  • With improving weather conditions across the network, BNSF is seeing subsequent improvements at the rail and hub operations, which is allowing progress in clearing the cargo congestion
  • The CN is continuing to focus on clearing congestion at the Chicago and Toronto terminals, however delays may still occur; operations at both Chicago and Toronto terminals have additonal staff on hand to continue to flow freight through the terminals


  • Truck power and capacity continues to be tight in areas like Newark and the South Atlantic as they are still recovering from the winter storms over the last few weeks
  • The South Atlantic is expected to be caught up in the next few days, however the Newark area could take a few more weeks before recovery is achieved
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Maersk Drummond (MECL2 Service) Delay

Update 03 – February 21, 2014 / 1411 hrs (02:11pm):

  • The Maersk Drummond (Voyage 1403) is severely delayed due to berth congestion in Port Said, bad weather crossing the Atlantic, Newark port closure due to winter storm, and Houston port closure due to fog
  • Vessel will omit Miami to assist wiht schedule recovery
  • Import cargo will remain onboard and discharge in Algeciras, to connect to the Maersk Wisconsin (Voyage 1404) for Miami delivery
  • New ETA in Miami is March 29 (32 days delayed)
  • Export cargo will rolol to the next vessel – the Maersk Idaho (Voyage 1403) – which is a delay of 7 days
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Maersk Utah (MECL2 Service) to Omit Port Said

  • Due to Port Said berth congestion, Maersk Utah (Voayge 1403) will not take berth on arrival and her berthing window is still uncertain
  • In order to protect rotation moving forward, it has been decided to omit Port Said and induce Malta for discharge purposes only
  • Discharge units planned for Port Said currently onboard will be discharged at Malta
  • Part of this cargo will be connected from there to final destination and remaining cargo will be repatriated to Port Said
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MSC Firenze (Voyage 1403, MECL2 Service) from Houston: Port Cut-off Change

There is a cut-off change from Friday 1630 hrs (04:30pm) to Monday 1630 hrs (04:30pm) due to modified gate hours at Houston APMT, as well as vessel arrival being delayed due to previous bad weather in Newark. Read More...

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Aqaba Port Omissions: Maersk Idaho and Maersk Utah

  • We would like to inform you of two upcoming vessel omissions on the MECL2 service
  • During Week 05, the Maersk Idaho (Voyage 1402) will omit her Aqaba call on February 1, 2014
  • During Week 07, the Maersk Utah (Voyage 1404) will omit her Aqaba call on February 15, 2014
  • The omissions come due to the scheduled dry-docking of these vessels
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Djibouti Port Omission: Maersk Drummond (Voyage 1401)

Due to bad weather in the Mediterranean ports together with the impacts of Christmas closures, we cannot get a berth at Port Said until January 1, which means the vessel will cross Suez two days late.  Unfortunately, this means we will have to bypass Djibouti.

Our contingency plan is to discharge all Djibouti cargo on board at Port Said and connect to next vessel, the Maersk Dhahran (Voyage 1401).  Djibouti cargo planned to be loaded from Port Said will be rolled one week onto the Maersk Dhahran (Voyage 1401). Read More...

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