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Weekly Operational Update: February 22nd to March 1st, 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

 MAERSK INVERNESS V-106, delayed 4 days due to small fire in the engine room underway to Charleston. Arriving on time in
Tauranga on April 7th.
 ADONIS V-017, delayed 8,5 days due to carry on delays in Asia and port congestion in Savannah. Arriving on time in Busan on
April 1st.
 GUNDE MAERSK V-102, delayed 7,5 days due to carry on delays in Asia and port congestion in New York. Arriving on time in
Yantian on April 9th.

 ARCHIMIDIS V-107, delayed 7 days due to carry on delays in Asia and port congestion in Savannah. Arriving on time in Busan
on April 7th.
 MSC DAMLA V-107, delayed 11 days due to carry on delays in Asia. Arriving on time in Mobile on her next voyage on April
26th.
 ADRIAN MAERSK V-107, delayed 11 days due to carry on delays from Asia. Schedule recovery under review.
 GSL GRANIA V-108, delayed 2 days due to port congestion in Savannah on her previous voyage. Arriving on time in Tanjung
Pelepas on April 7th.
 MAERSK SEMBAWANG V-106, delayed 12 days due to carry on delays and port closure (snowstorm) in New York. Arriving on
time in Bremerhaven on April 11th.
 MSC ANCHORAGE V-106, delayed 4,5 days due to carry on delays from Europe. Vessel omits Mobile for schedule recovery.
Arriving on time in New York on April 5th.
 MAERSK HARTFORD V-107, delayed 2,5 days due to bad weather on the Atlantic Ocean crossing. Arriving on time in Antwerp
on April 11th.
 GALLOWAY V-108, delayed 6 days due to engine issues in New Orleans. Vessel omits Cartagena for schedule recovery.
Arriving on time in Manzanillo on March 27th.
 TEMPANOS V-107, delayed 2 days due to bad weather in Altamira. Arriving on time in Suape on March 12th.
 MAERSK SENTOSA V-101, delayed 11 days due to Covid case on board in New York. Vessel omits New York for schedule
recovery. Arriving on time in Salalah on March 30th.
 SEALAND WASHINGTON V-107, delayed 6 days due to bad weather Altamira. Vessel omits New Orleans for schedule
recovery. Arriving on time in Veracruz on April 20th.
 MAERSK YANGTZE V-107, delayed 2 days due to bad weather in Veracruz. Arriving on time in Suape on March 10th.
North America West Coast



 TOKYO EXPRESS V-102, delayed 7 days due to labour shortage in Long Beach. Arriving on Barcelona on April 14th.
 MAERSK EDMONTON V-105, delayed 21 days due to port congestion in Los Angeles. Schedule recovery under review.
 MSC LAURENCE V-106, delayed 12 days due to port congestion in Long Beach. Schedule recovery under review.
 CAP CAPRICORN V-105, delayed 17,5 days due to carry on delays from Australia and N. America port congestions. Schedule
recovery under review.
 JPO LIBRA V-106, delayed 12,5 days due to carry on delays from Australia and N. America port congestions. Schedule
recovery under review.
 MAERSK ALFIRK V-101, delayed 19 days due to port congestion in Long Beach. Schedule recovery under review.
 NORTHERN JASPER V-016, delayed 24 days due to port congestion in Vancouver. Vessel omits Yokohama for schedule
recovery. Schedule recovery under review.
 MSC SOLA V-104, delayed 15 days due to port congestion in Vancouver. Schedule recovery under review.
 MAERSK NESTON V-108, delayed 3,5 days due to port congestion in Los Angeles. Vessel omits Oakland for schedule
recovery. Arriving on time in Balboa on March 11th.
 SEALAND LOS ANGELES V-108, delayed 2 days due to port congestion in Los Angeles. Arriving on time in Lazaro Cardenas
on April 5th.

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 – 48 to 72-hour vessel berthing delay due to high import volume and snowstorms lately.
Philadelphia – Snow and rain expected for February 22nd Monday and 23rd Tuesday.
Baltimore – 24-hour berthing delay due concentrated late vessels and bad weather.
Norfolk – Minor berthing delay due to off proforma vessels and high winds.
Charleston – 12-24-hour vessel berthing delay due to port congestion.
Savannah – 60 to 108-hour vessel berthing delay due to off proforma vessels, increased extra loaders and fog closures.
Miami – Berthing delay expected due to late arriving vessels’ hindering import yard capacity next 3 weeks.
U.S. Gulf Coast
Houston – 24-48-hour berthing delay due last week’s snowstorms and extreme conditions. Fog is also expected mid-week.
New Orleans – Berthing delays expected as vessels depart Houston.
U.S. West Coast

 Long Beach – Vessel wait time is 10 days due to high import dwell and labour shortage. Pier A Terminal is CLOSED on Friday
February 26th second shift.
 Los Angeles – Vessel wait time is 5-9 days due to yard congestion, high import dwell and labour shortage.
 Oakland – Vessel wait time is 7 days due to high import volume and labour shortage. SSA OICT will be CLOSED on Friday
February 26th second shift.
 Seattle – Vessel wait time is 48 hours due to high import volume and inclement weather.
Canada
Prince Rupert – Vessel wait time is 7 days. Yard is at 104% of capacity. Vessel back log is expected to continue as import
volumes continue to be extremely high.
Vancouver – Vessel wait time is 7 days. Yard is at 110% of capacity. Vessel back log is expected to continue as import
volumes continue to be extremely 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

Chicago – limited 40’ reefer 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. At this time, there is no expected date for the allocation to end. Customers in Kansas City are encouraged to pick-up their
cargo as quickly as possible so more units can be moved in via the rail.

Philadelphia Import Dwell - Due to ongoing terminal congestion and extreme chassis shortages, we are experiencing severe delays
for import containers to be moved over to the rail facilities. Longer than normal dwell is anticipated. We are working with our drayage
carriers and the terminal to move units over as quickly as possible.
U.S. Mid West
BNSF LPC Gate Restrictions - In order to improve density and productivity, BNSF will be closing numerous gates to 9 destinations
on Monday, 2/22 and Tuesday 2/23. The impacted lanes for Hamburg Sud are below:
Chicago Logistics Park to -- Long Beach Pier A, Los Angeles APM, Seattle T-18, Los Angeles Hobart, Seattle SIG.

Norfolk Southern - Chicago Landers Allocation - Effective Monday, February 15 - all international shipments billed from NS
Landers to Norfolk International (NIT), Virginia International (VIT), and Detroit will be metered daily. Once the daily limit has been met,
containers will no longer be allowed to in-gate until the following day.

Cross-Town Trucking Delays (Chicago) - We have been impacted by delays for units cross-towning in Chicago due to ramp
congestion and chassis shortages. These delays have primarily impacted our lanes from East Coast terminals to Omaha and
Minneapolis which require a cross-town dray in Chicago. We are evaluating other alternative routing options to reduce the delays
moving forward.

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
Canada
Quebec Spring Thaw Restrictions - The Quebec Ministry of Transportation has released the Spring Thaw Weight Restrictions for
2021. The restrictions are put in place to account for the road's lower bearing capacity. During this time, the authorized load limits are
reduced during the thaw period on all public roads. The predicted starting dates for each of the 3 Zones is listed below, however, the
start/end dates are subject to change based on weather conditions:

Zone 1 - Monday, March 8 --> Friday, May 7

Zone 2 - Monday, March 15 --> Friday, May 14

Zone 3 - Monday, March 22 --> Friday, May 21

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 95%. Anticipated dwell is expected average around 3 days with ongoing rail car
support from CN.

Vancouver Centerm Congestion (CN) - The terminal is currently operating at 101% capacity with average dwell remaining around 5
days, with ongoing high discharge volumes. The CN continues to dray containers to off-dock ramp to help assist.

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