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Weekly Operational Update: May 17th to May 24th, 2021

(Florham Park, 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 SHANGHAI V-119, delayed 4 days due to port congestions in Australia. Vessel omits Cartagena. Arriving on time in Tauranga on June 18th.
 GJERTRUD MAERSK V-113, delayed 11,5 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages and bad weather on Pacific Ocean crossing.
Schedule recovery under review.
 MSC DAMLA V-117, delayed 22 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages. Schedule recovery under review.
 MSC LUISA V-118, delayed 17 days due to late phase into the service. Schedule recovery under review.
 MAERSK SAIGON V-118, delayed 10 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages. Schedule recovery under review.
 MSC FLAMINIA V-117, delayed 8 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages. Vessel omits Mobile and Freeport. Arriving on time
in London Gateway on June 15th.
 MAERSK IOWA V-118, delayed 3 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages. Arriving on time in Norfolk on June 19th.

 MONTE AZUL V-119, delayed 6 days due to terminal disruptions in Freeport. Vessel omits Miami and Freeport eastbound. Arriving on
time in Naples on June 11th.
 SAN VICENTE V-120, delayed 6,5 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages. Vessel omits Baltimore. Arriving on time in Valencia
on June 8th.
 MONTE ACONCAGUA V-119, delayed 1 day due to bad weather in Veracruz and Altamira. Arriving on time in Cartagena on May 25th.
North America West Coast


 CAP JACKSON V-114, delayed 42,5 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages and berth congestion in Oakland. Schedule recovery under review.
 CAP JERVIS V-112, delayed 25 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages and berth congestion in Oakland. Schedule recovery
under review.
 MATE V-115, delayed 37,5 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages and berth congestion in Oakland. Schedule recovery under
review.
 JPO LIBRA V-116, delayed 38,5 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages and berth congestion in Oakland. Schedule recovery
under review.
 CAP SAN VINCENT V-115, delayed 35 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages and berth congestion in Long Beach. Schedule recovery under review.
 MAERSK ELBA V-120, delayed 6 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages and berth congestion in Long Beach. Vessel omits
Oakland. Arriving on time in Busan on June 14th.
 GERD MAERSK V-119, delayed 7 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages and berth congestion in Los Angeles. Arriving on time in Vung Tau on June 29th.
 ZIM NINGBO V-069, delayed 38 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages and berth congestion in Vancouver. Schedule
recovery under review.
 NORTHERN JULIE V-115, delayed 67 days due to carry on delays from her previous voyages and berth congestion in Prince Rupert.
Schedule recovery under review.

Terminal Operations

Due to increased volume, we are experiencing congestion issues at the following terminal locations, New York, Savannah, Los
Angeles/Long Beach and Oakland.
U.S. East Coast
Norfolk – 24-48-hour vessel waiting time due to certain level of import volume.
Savannah – 24-48-hour vessel waiting time due to off proforma vessels.
U.S. Gulf Coast
Houston – Strong storms are expected on Wednesday May 19th with chance of localized flooding on Thursday.
U.S. West Coast
Long Beach – Vessel wait time is 6-15 days due to high import dwell and labor shortage. On Friday May 21st second shift, Pier A Terminal will be open for ‘Import pick-up ONLY’.
Los Angeles – Vessel wait time is 6-8 days due to yard congestion, high import dwell and labor shortage. Yard utilization is 82%.
Oakland – Vessel wait time is 15-20 days due to high import volume and labor shortage. SSA OICT will be CLOSED on Thursday May 20th and Friday 21st second shift.
Seattle – 4-day-vessel waiting time due to high import volume. Yard is at 120% of capacity.
Canada
Prince Rupert – Vessel wait time is 2 days. Yard is at 106% of capacity. Vessel back log is expected to continue around 2 days due to certain level
of import volumes..
Vancouver – Vessel wait time is 7 days. Yard is at 90% of capacity. Vessel back log is expected to continue as import volumes continue to remain strong.

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
Export Gate Restrictions - Greer to Charleston - Last week on May 12th, the SCPA temporarily closed the inland Port Greer for all export traffic, except for BMW, to Charleston, due to ongoing capacity limits at Greer and the NS Charleston rail ramp facility. All import and
empty container traffic will continue to move as normal. The SCPA is anticipating the restriction to last at minimum another week.

Charleston Terminal Drayage Delays - We are seeing increased delays for both import & export cargo moving via rail in/out of Charleston due to increased backlog of units requiring drayage to/from the rail facilities and the terminal. We are anticipating ongoing delays for any rail transit cargo flowing through Charleston.
U.S. Mid West
CSX Chicago Gate Changes - Effective June 13, the origin or destination Chicago terminal for select lanes will be updated to increase
terminal fluidity: Chicago 59th Street (formerly Bedford Park) --> Elizabeth Marine Bedford Park (formerly 59th Street) --> Charleston,
Fairburn and Savannah Elizabeth Marine --> Chicago 59th Street (formerly Bedford Park) Fairburn, Savannah --> Bedford Park (formerly
59th Street)


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. Hamburg Süd remains in close contact
with CSX for assistance and ongoing solutions.

Change to NS Lousville and NS Saint Louis Storage Tier Designation - To increase efficiency, effective Friday, May 14, 2021, the following changes will apply to NS’s international storage policy.

  • 1. The addition of Appliance Park, Kentucky (USLUINSAP) and St Louis, Missouri (USSTLNSSL) as Tier 1 terminals.
  • 2. All international units grounding at Tier 1 terminals will be granted Free Time of one (1) day following the Day of Notification.
West Coast
Increased Dwell for Import Rail Cargo (LAX/LGB) - Due to gate capacity restrictions, limited reservations (RVs) and rail car shortages at our major rail facilities in LAX/LGB (BNSF & UP), import rail units (both on-dock and off-dock) are experiencing increased delays. We are working on alternative options to move the impacted units off the terminal faster.
Canada
Quebec Spring Thaw Restrictions - The Quebec Spring Thaw Restrictions have officially ended on Friday, May 15th, 2 weeks earlier than anticipated.

CN Rail - Toronto - Export Lane Change to Vancouver - Due to construction at CN's Brampton Intermodal Terminal, the CN will adjust
loading plans to Malport Terminal. Effective Monday, May 17 at 00:01, all export traffic destined to Port of Vancouver will be loaded at CN's Malport Terminal.

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