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Possible Service Delays at Port of New York and New Jersey Terminals

An unplanned strike by the International Longshoremen’s Association that occurred over the weekend at the Port of New York and New Jersey terminals has ended and service has been restored.  However, there may be residual delays due to the work stoppage.  We will post updates as information becomes available.

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Working Hours During Eid Al-Fiter at Aqaba Container Terminal

Aqaba Container Terminal will work 24/7 and without interruption during the Eid holiday, except for the first day of Eid during which operations will stop at 03:00am and resume at 11:00am. Read More...

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Port of Houston Closed Until Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Port of Houston has been closed by the US Coast Guard and is currently scheduled to re-open on Thursday, 18-06-2015 at 08:00 Central Standard Time. Read More...

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Savannah, Georgia Port Damaged By High Winds

SAVANNAH:

The Georgia Ports Authority sustained damage as a result of high winds.  The initial assessment shows 3 cranes damaged and blown off their tracks between berths 2 & 3.  At present there are 4 working cranes in the downriver position from the damaged cranes, and 13 cranes in the up river position from the damaged cranes.  This will limit the number of cranes that are available to each vessel.  We will revert as further assessments come in from the GPA and they formulate their recover plan. Read More...

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Yemen – Contingency Plan Q&A

Dear Valued Customers,

Please see the information below for questions regarding shipments to or from Yemen.

1. Why has Maersk Line taken the decision to stop accepting bookings for Yemen?

On the 26 of March Saudi Arabia in conjunction with other countries launched Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen. Effective 9 April all vessel calls into Yemen were stopped due to the escalating situation, and vessel berthing not being allowed by the Coalition Navy

 

2. What is the contingency plan?

All Yemen-bound shipments on water and in transhipment ports are being taken to Salalah. Read More...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Port Congestion

There is port congestion in the Port of Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo.  Currently, there is an average 16 days delay for feeder vessels berthing at the Port of Matadi.  The cause of the delay is the river draft.  The river is currently at 6.1m, the maximum is 7m, the river is low due to seasonal fluctuations.  The situation will improve in the next weeks because the river is being dredged and we are operating an additional 6 feeders to reduce the backlog.  Read More...

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Changes to Ports of Call – Hodeidah, Yemen

Originally, Maersk Line had only ceased accepted to Aden, Yemen; however, now the decision has been taken to reject any bookings to Yemen.

 

Maersk Line has, with immediate effect, decided to stop bookings to Hodeidah, Yemen (YEAHD). 

 

All bookings currently in the system for which containers have not been loaded from origins must be canceled immediately.

 

We will provide updates as they become available.

 

 

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Bookings to Aden Currently Suspended

Please be guided that we will stop acceptance of bookings to Aden with immediate effect.

All bookings currently in the system for which containers have not been loaded from origins must be cancelled immediately.

 

All containers on the water and in transhipment ports destined for Aden are being moved to Salalah, and we are in contact with consignees for potential deliveries in Hodeidah where port is operating as normal. We are monitoring  the situation closely along with WCALOC and will advise in case of any developments. Read More...

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Temporary Closure of port of Aden, Yemen

As most of you are aware, Saudi Arabia is leading the military initiative from coalition partners in the south of Yemen. The operations started yesterday afternoon and continue.

Kindly be guided that entire city of Aden including the port is closed. All our agents offices (with the exception of Aden) are open for business, and all staff along with families are reported safe.

The vessel calls in port of Aden are cancelled by all carriers, and operations from/ to Hodeidah port is normal currently. Read More...

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Norfolk Terminal Congestion Update

Please be advised that the Virginia Port Authority has informed us that they are continuing to work through significant inventory back-log as a result of the recent winter weather.  They are experiencing very heavy gate volume at Virginia International Gateway (VIG). Turn times on average this week are approximately 73 minutes.  They are forecasting the situation will continue throughout the remainder of the week and into next,  with terminal capacity levels remaining high as they work with ocean carriers and other partners to reduce inventory and increase fluidity. Read More...

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