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Weekly Operational Update - September 7th – September 14th, 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.

Equipment Demurrage and Equipment Detention:

In an effort to provide flexibility and transparency on managing Equipment Demurrage and Equipment Detention during COVID-19, Hamburg Süd will follow the below guidelines:

  • Any day a terminal is closed, Hamburg Süd will not count that day as a working day within the customer’s free time period for equipment demurrage or equipment detention.
  • If a terminal is restricting empty returns, Hamburg Süd will not count that day as a working day within the free time period for import equipment detention.
  • For export detention, if the earliest receipt date changes for a shipment (while the container is in the customer’s possession for stuffing), Hamburg Süd will extend the customer’s detention free time through the new earliest receipt date for the shipment.
  • In all cases of the above, when free time expires – Hamburg Süd will bill equipment demurrage and equipment detention per normal procedure.
  • Any 3rd party expenses (chassis, storage depots, etc.) due to changes of terminal or vessel schedules will not be covered by Hamburg Süd.

Vessel Operations
Service Vessel Name Details
N. America East Coast «» Asia GJERTRUD MAERSK
032 EAST
Delayed due to Typhoon Jangmi in Asia.
Arriving on time in Salalah on 10/08.
GUNDE MAERSK
033 EAST
Delayed due to low productivity in Asia.
Arriving on time in Salalah 10/15.
MSC MATILDE
037 WEST
Delayed due to port congestion in Busan.
Arriving on time in Xiamen on 10/23.
N. America East Coast «» C.
America & Europe
EUROPE
035 WEST
Delayed due to port congestion in Valencia.
Arriving on time in Freeport on 10/05.
N. America East Coast «»
South Africa
HANSA ASIA
036 SOUTH
Delayed due to port congestions in Africa.
Schedule recovery under review.
MAERSK VISBY
037 SOUTH
Delayed due to port congestions in Africa.
Schedule recovery under review.
N. America West Coast «»
Asia/Europe
MAERSK ESSEN
038 SOUTH
Delayed due to port congestion in Yantian.
Arriving on time in Yokohama on 10/04.
MAERSK ENSENADA
038 SOUTH
Delayed due to port congestion in Yantian.
Vessel will phase out without recovering her schedule in Ningbo.
N. America West Coast «»
Australia/New Zealand
DEBUSSY
037 SOUTH
Delayed due to port congestions in Australia.
Arriving on time in Long Beach on 09/26.
N. America West Coast «»
Asia
MAERSK ALFIRK
004 WEST
Delayed due to port congestion in Shanghai.
Arriving on time in Qingdao on 10/09.
ANTON SCHULTE
038 SOUTH
Delayed due to port congestion in Shanghai.
Schedule recovery under review.
MSC SOLA
037 SOUTH
Delayed due to bad weather in Asia.
Arriving on time in Nansha on 10/02.
MSC AURIGA
037 SOUTH
Delayed due to high move count in Yantian.
Arriving on time in Ningbo on 10/09.

Terminal Operations
Port Update
Long Beach Long Beach Pier A Terminal closure due to reduced volumes from blank sailings. Due to ongoing volume declines, Pier A will
have the following gate schedule:

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Monday 14-Sep 0700-1700 open 1900-0400 open
Tuesday 15-Sep 0700-1700 open 1900-0400 open
Wednesday 16-Sep 0700-1700 open 1900-0400 open
Thursday 17-Sep 0700-1700 open 1900-0400 open
Friday 18-Sep 0700-1700 open 1900-0400 closed
Oakland SSA OICT closure due to ongoing volume declines:


Dayshift
Monday 14-Sep Open
Tuesday 15-Sep Open
Wednesday 16-Sep Open
Thursday 17-Sep Open
Friday 18-Sep Open

Nightshift
Monday 14-Sep Open
Tuesday 15-Sep Open
Wednesday 16-Sep Open
Thursday 17-Sep Closed
Friday 18-Sep Closed
New Orleans Current condition ZULU. All cargo operations and vessel movements have ceased. Current expectation for reopening is sometime Wednesday depending on path of the storm.
Mobile Current condition ZULU. All cargo operations and vessel movements have ceased. Current expectation for reopening is sometime Wednesday depending on path of the storm.
Miami South Florida Container Terminal is closed on Monday Sep-14th.
Port Everglades Monday Sep-14th closed.
Friday Sep-18th - (TBD)
Prince Rupert Yard remains fully utilized. Based on volume surge and future forecast, the terminal is not expected to recover completely
until about November.
Vancouver Centerm’s crane removal project (active through September) adds to congestion. Terminal operations are not expected to normalize until October.

Equipment Availability
Location Update
Canada 20’ and 40’ equipment availability is very limited in Vancouver and Prince Rupert
Midwest Equipment supply is limited in Kansas City (20’), Minneapolis (20’ and 40’), Chicago (40’), Detroit (40’) and Omaha (40’)
Gulf 40’equipment availability limited in Houston and New Orleans
West Coast 20’ and 40’ equipment availability is limited in Oakland

Inland Rail Transit Advisories
Location Update
Canada Prince Rupert Congestion (CN) - The Prince Rupert terminal continues to experience elevated congestion/rail dwell due to increased volume at the facility. Anticipated rail dwell is expected average around 3 days.
Vancouver Centerm Congestion (CN) - The Centerm terminal congestion continues to improve however, the high dwell is expected to continue as higher volume arrives with inbound extra loaders.The CN continues to dray containers to the off-dock
ramp to alleviate congestion.
East Coast Elizabeth Marine/MMR Rail Delays - We continue to experience significant delays for containers moving from NYC terminals to MMR rail facility. This is due to increased inbound volume causing heavy congestion and limited chassis availability. PNCT is working on moving units on a first in, first out basis but we anticipate ongoing, extreme delays in moving import units to the rail
over the next couple weeks.

CSX Nashville- There will be temporary track maintenance at the CSX Nashville facility. The terminal will have extended gate
hours from 0700-1900 with temporary gate blockages between the following hours: 0700-0830, 0930-1100, 1230-1400.
Gulf New Orleans NS Rail Ramp- The NS New Orleans facility will close at 12 Noon local time on Monday, September 14. Delays are
anticipated for arrivals and departures from the rail facility due to the closures of the New Orleans flood gates.

New Orleans BNSF Rail Ramp- Due to the New Orleans flood gate closures, interchanging traffic with eastern carriers may be
affected. Impact lanes would be Los Angeles/Long Beach to/from Jacksonville, Miami/Port Everglades and Atlanta/Memphis later this week. BNSF is holding all New Orleans-bound trains from moving into the area and re-routing through alternative gateways as needed.


New Orleans Union Pacific- All Intermodal Traffic to/from the US West Coast and New Orleans is currently suspended until the
storm passes.
General
Comments
Chassis Shortages - Due to increased volume at terminals and inland rail facilities, there have been an increase in reported chassis shortages resulting in pick-up delays and deliveries. Most notably, we are encountering chassis availability issues in the Long Beach/Los Angeles and New York terminals, and the Cleveland and Atlanta areas.

Tropical Storm Sally- Sally is expected to make landfall tonight, September 14, near the Mississippi River in Louisana and is expected to bring rain, surges, flooding and high winds to the surrounding areas. As the storm progresses inland, it is expecting to drop beween 1-2 feet of rain over a large portion of the Gulf Coast, from Mississippi, through Louisana and into Georgia. Rail delays and trucking delays are anticipated as the storm progresses inland over the course of this week.

Please find additional information at this link .

Please contact your Hamburg Süd representative with any questions that you may have.

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