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Weekly Operational Update: January 18th to January 25th, 2021

(Morristown, NJ) … Below are updates to operations for all vessel, terminal and inland services within North America. This information is subject to change.

Vessel Operations
North America East Coast


 SPIRIT OF MELBOURNE V-103, delayed due to port congestions in Australia. Arriving on time in Tauranga on
February 19th.
 CEZANNE V-102, delayed due to carry on delays and berth congestion in Savannah. Arriving on time in Cristobal
March 25th.
 MAERSK ERIE V-103, delayed due to carry on delays from her last voyage. Arriving on time in Mobile on March 29th.
 AXEL MAERSK V-103, delayed due to berth congestion in Freeport. Arriving on time in Tanjung Pelepas on February
23rd.
 MSC NERISSA V-103, delayed due to port congestion in Busan. Arriving on time in Busan on February 24th.
 SM NINGBO V-103, delayed due to port congestion in Singapore. Arriving on time in Tanjung Pelepas on March 3rd.
 MAERSK PUELO V-101, delayed due to port congestion in Bremerhaven. Arriving on time in Antwerp on February
9th.
 ASTRID SCHULTE V-052, delayed due to holiday port closures in Europe. Arriving on time in Barcelona on February
15th.
 MSC MARIA ELENA V-102, delayed due to carry on delays from her last voyage. Schedule recovery under review.
 MAIPO V-102, delayed due to berth congestion in Philadelphia. Arriving on time in Santos on February 3rd.
North America West Coast


 LONG BEACH EXPRESS V-050, delayed due to berth congestion in Long Beach. Vessel will omit 2nd Long Beach.
Arriving on time in Manzanillo on February 9th.
 MAERSK ESSEN V-0101, delayed due to carry on delays from her last voyage and berth congestion in Los Angeles.
Schedule recovery under review.
 MAERSK ENSENADA V-102, delayed due to carry on delays from her last voyage and berth congestion in Long
Beach. Schedule recovery under review.
 SYNERGY KEELUNG V-101, delayed due to port delays from Australia. Arriving on time in Long Beach on March
27th.
 ANL TONGALA V-102, delayed due to port delays from Australia. Vessel will omit Auckland. Arriving on time in
Sydney on February 12th.
 GERNER MAERSK V-053, delayed due to carry on delays from her last voyage and berth congestion in Long Beach.
Schedule recovery under review.
 E.R. TIANPING V-022, delayed due to vessel & cargo damage after harsh weather on the Pacific Ocean. Vessel will
omit Yokohama. Schedule recovery under review.
 NORTHERN JULIE V-052, Delayed due to carry on delays from her last voyages and berth congestion In Vancouver.
Schedule recovery under review.
 MSC DANIT V-102, delayed due to carry on delays from her last voyages and berth congestion in Long Beach.
Schedule recovery under review.

Terminal Operations

Due to increased volume, we are experiencing congestion issues at the following terminal locations, New York, Charleston, Savannah, and Los Angeles/Long Beach.
U.S. East Coast
New York – 24 to 48-hour vessel berthing delays next 2-3 weeks based on high import dwell and holidays.

Savannah – 36-to-72-hour vessel berthing delays due to off proforma vessels, increased extra loaders, severe weather
and holiday closures.

Miami – The import yard is congested due to heavy volumes caused by vessel bunching.

Port Everglades – PET Terminal will be closed on Monday, January 18th.
U.S. Gulf Coast
Houston – Terminal might get closed this week due to foggy weather.

New Orleans – 24-hour berthing delay due to off proforma vessels.
U.S. West Coast
Long Beach – Vessel wait time is 10-14 days due to high import dwell and labour shortage. Pier A will be CLOSED on
Monday January 18th first shift and Friday January 22nd second shift.

Los Angeles – Vessel wait times are 14 days due to yard congestion, high import dwell and labour shortage.

Oakland – Vessel wait times are steady at 3 days due to labour shortage. SSA OICT will be CLOSED on Monday January
18th first shift, Thursday January 21st and Friday January 22nd second shift.

Seattle – Vessel wait time is still at 12 -36 hours due to high import volume and cargo diverted from Vancouver.
Canada
Prince Rupert – Vessel wait times increased to 5-6 days. Yard is at 108% of capacity. Vessel back log is expected to
continue through January as import volumes continue to be extremely high.

Vancouver – Vessel wait time is 7 days. Yard is at 98% of capacity. Vessel back log is expected to continue through
January as import volumes continue to be remarkably high.

Equipment Availability

Due to increased volume at terminals and inland rail facilities, there have been ongoing chassis shortages resulting in pickup delays and deliveries. Most notably, we are encountering chassis availability issues in the Long Beach/Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia terminals, and the Cleveland, Columbus, Louisville, Nashville and Atlanta areas.
Equipment availability continues to be an issue at the locations below.
Atlanta – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Cincinnati – limited 40’ available

Columbus – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Detroit – limited 20’ and 40’ available
Kansas City – limited 20’ available

Memphis – limited 20’ available

Minneapolis – limited 20’ and 40’ available

Nashville – limited 20’ and 40’ available
Omaha – limited 40’ available

St. Louis – limited 40’ available

Seattle – limited 40’ reefer availability

Seattle – limited 40’ reefer availability

Inland Rail Transit Advisories

We are also experiencing congestion at all major rail facilities in Chicago, Columbus and Los Angeles UP and BNSF rail ramps. We anticipate delays in picking-up and delivering containers at these locations
U.S. East Coast
New York Terminals/MMR Rail Delays - We continue to experience ongoing delays for containers moving to/from NYC
terminals and MMR rail facility. This is due to increased inbound volume causing congestion and limited chassis
availability. This delay is affecting units coming from both PNCT and APMT.


Norfolk Southern - New York to Kansas City Rail Delays - Due to ongoing congestion at the NS Kansas City rail ramp,
inbound units destined to Kanas City from New York may experience delays as the New York rail facility is restricted to an
allocation per railing block.
U.S. Mid West
CSX RV Advisory - Due to ongoing volume surges, reservations (RVs) at the CSX facilities have been difficult to obtain in
some of our most voluminous lanes: (Origin Chicago to destinations Jacksonville, Baltimore and New York). CSX has
implemented additional measures - increasing train length, increased number of trains per week, and expanding receiving
window for weekend train departures (allowing earlier in-gates on Friday) - to provide solutions to keep the activity fluid.
HSD remains in close contact with CSX for assistance and ongoing solutions.


Norfolk Southern - Kansas City Temporary Gate Restrictions - Effective Monday, January 18th through Sunday January
24th ingates will be accepted to the following destinations based on the below schedule:


Monday, January 19th – Traffic to all destinations
Tuesday, January 19th - Traffic to NY/NJ
Wednesday, January 20th - Traffic to VIG Sunday,
Thursday, January 21st - Traffic to NIT
Friday, January 22nd - Traffic to NY/NJ
Saturday, January 23rd - Traffic to VIG
January 24th - Traffic to NIT
U.S. West Coast
No new issues to report

Canada
CN Rail Facility Congestion - CN has been experiencing ongoing congestion at many of their inland rail facilities and have
placed restrictions for in-gates to control their yard inventory (RV system). As a result, their BIT/Brampton Toronto ERD and
cuts are being monitored closely and receiving windows have been reduced.

Prince Rupert Congestion (CN) - The Prince Rupert terminal continues to experience elevated congestion/rail dwell due to increased volume at the facility. Terminal capacity is currently over 100%. Anticipated dwell is expected average around 4.7 days with ongoing rail car support from CN.

Vancouver Centerm Congestion (CN) - The terminal is currently operating at 90% capacity with average dwell remaining around 5.7 days, with ongoing high discharge volumes. The CN continues to dray containers to off-dock ramp to help assist.

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