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Weekly Operational Update - November 23rd – November 30th, 2020

(Morristown, NJ)…We would like to provide the most recent information on our vessel, terminal and inland operations within North America. This information is subject to change.

Vessel Operations
North America East Coast



▪ MAERSK INVERNESS V-048, delayed due to port congestion in Australia. Arriving on time in Tauranga on December 25th.
▪ MAERSK SIRAC V-048, delayed due to carry on delays from Asia. Arriving on time in Singapore on December 30th.
▪ SEROJA LIMA V-048, delayed due to bad weather on the Atlantic Ocean. Schedule recovery under review.
▪ MSC MATILDE V-048, delayed due to carry on delays from Asia. Arriving on time in Busan on December 30th.
▪ MAERSK SEVILLE V-047, delayed due to port congestion in Singapore. Arriving on time in Tanjung Pelepas on December 30th.
▪ MSC ATHENS V-046, delayed due to carry on delays and bad weather on Atlantic Ocean. Arriving on time in New York on December 28th.
▪ MSC ALICANTE V-047, delayed due to port closure in Altamira. Arriving on time in New York on December 21st.
▪ MSC ALTAMIRA V-045, delayed due to port congestion in Freeport. Arriving on time in Barcelona on December 28th.
▪ MSC MARIA ELENA V-048, delayed due to port congestions in Europe. Arriving on time in Genoa on December 27th.
North America West Coast



▪ ROTTERDAM EXPRESS V-048, delayed due to Thanksgiving holiday. Arriving on time in Cartagena on December 20th.
▪ MSC VANDYA V-047, delayed due to port congestions in Asia and Thanksgiving holiday. Schedule recovery under
review.
▪ DEBUSSY V-046, delayed due to port congestion in Australia. Vessel will omit 1st Long Beach discharge call and Auckland. Arriving on time in Sydney on December 18th.
▪ LONDON EXPRESS V-047, delayed due to port congestions in Australia. Arriving on time in Auckland on December 21st.
▪ CAP SAN JUAN V-048 delayed due to port congestions in Asia and Thanksgiving holiday. Schedule recovery under
review.
▪ NORTHERN JAMBOREE V048, delayed due to carry on delays from North America. Schedule recovery under review.
▪ MSC JOSSELINE V-048, delayed due to late phase in to the service in Yantian. Arriving on time in Ningbo on December 18th.

Terminal Operations
U.S. East Coast
New York - 24-hour berthing delays possible for the next couple of weeks based on late vessels, extra loaders and Thanksgiving holiday.

Norfolk - Experiencing some berthing delays, primarily due to off proforma vessels and the addition of extra loaders.

Savannah - Vessel wait times are 24-48 hours due to off proforma vessels, increased extra loaders, foggy weather delays/closures and Thanksgiving holiday.
U.S. West Coast

Long Beach - Vessel wait time increased to 4-6 days due to labor shortage and Thanksgiving holiday work stoppage.

Los Angeles - Vessel wait time is 4 days due to yard congestion, high import dwell, labor shortage and Thanksgiving holiday work stoppage.

Oakland - Vessel wait time is reduced to 12 hrs. however, labor shortage is still a problem.
Canada
Prince Rupert - Vessel wait times are 4 to 5 days. Yard is at 107% of capacity. Vessel back log is expected to continue through December as import volumes continue to be very high.

Vancouver - Vessel wait times are 4 to 5 days. Yard is at 107% of capacity. Vessel back log is expected to continue through December as import volumes continue to be very high.

Equipment Availability
Equipment availability continues to be an issue at the locations below.

Atlanta – limited 20’ and 40’ available
Cincinnati – limited 40’s available
Columbus – limited 20’ and 40’ available
Detroit – limited 20’s and 40’ available
Kansas City – limited 20’ available

Memphis – limited 20’ available
Minneapolis – limited 20’s and 40’s available
Nashville – limited 20’ and 40’ available
Omaha – limited 40’ available
St. Louis – limited 40’ available

Inland Rail Transit Advisories
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 Free Time Changes - Effective December 1st, NS will be adding their Rossville, TN facility as a Tier 1 Terminal. Additionally, Tier 1 terminal free time will be adjusted to the following - All international units grounding at Tier 1 terminals will be granted Free Time of two (2) days following the Day of Notification. Storage Charges will begin to accrue at 8:00 a.m. of the day following the last day of Free Time. After the exhaustion of free days, the Storage Charge is $200 for Day 1 and $300 per day or part of any day the unit remains on the terminal
U.S. Mid West
CSX RV Advisory - Due to increasing volume, reservations (RVs) have been difficult to obtain in some of our most
voluminous lanes (Chicago-New York & Chicago-Jacksonville). CSX has implemented additional measures - increasing
train length, increased number of trains per week, and expanding receiving window for weekend train depatures (allowing
earlier in-gates on Friday) - to provide solutions to keep the activity fluid. HSD remains in close contact with CSX for assist
and ongoing solutions.
U.S. West Coast
Union Pacific Free Time Changes - Effective January 4th, 2021, free time for international shipments will remain at 48 hours starting at 0001 after the day of notification but terminals will be divided into two groups based on volume and capacity. Storage charges for terminals in Group 1 will be differentiated (Days 1-2 $140/day, Days 3-4 $185/day, Days 5+ $225/day). Storage charges for terminals in Group 2 will remain consistent with current storage rules. Terminals included in Group 1 will be - Global facilities 1, 2 & 4, Los Angeles, City of Industry, LATC, Lathrop, Brooklyn, Seattle, Dupo, and Salt Lake City.
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). To assist with the congestion, CN is asking for assistance to take possession of cargo arriving by rail as soon as possible.

CN Schedule Changes - CN will be adding one day transit from their terminals in Joliet, Chippewa Falls, Regina and Saskatoon to all destinations due to volume coming in through these facilities.

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 to average around 4.4 days with ongoing rail car support from CN.

Vancouver Centerm Congestion (CN) - The terminal is currently operating at 80% capacity with average dwell remaining
around 4.2 days, with ongoing high discharge volumes. The CN continues to dray containers to off-dock ramp to help assist.
General Information
Chassis Shortages - Due to increased volume at terminals and inland rail facilities, there have been ongoing chassis
shortages resulting in pick-up 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.

Congestion Issues - Due to increased volume, we are experiencing congestion issues at the following terminal locations,
New York, Charleston, Savannah, and Los Angeles/Long Beach. We are also experiencing congestion at all major rail
facilities in Chicago, Columbys and Los Angeles UP and BNSF rail ramps. We anticipate delays in picking-up and delivering
containers at these locations.

Reduced Trucking Capacity - Due to the increased volume, we are experiencing reduced trucking capacity in most areas
in North America. This will result in delays pick-up and delivering cargo. Please reference trucking dispatch heat chart to
indicate dispatching time for each major area.

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