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Weekly Operational Update - March 30th –April 6th, 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
«» Europe
ORCA I
015 EAST
Delayed due to COVID-19 port measures in Liverpool. Arriving on time in Antwerp on April 26.
N. America East Coast «» Europe MSC ANTONELLA
014 EAST
Delayed due to late phase in to the service.
Arriving on time in Freeport on April 12..
N. America East Coast
«» Asia
CRETE I
015 WEST
Delayed due to port congestion in Busan. Vessel will omit New Orleans for schedule recovery. Arriving on time in Busan on May 15.
N. America Gulf «» C.
& S. America E. Coast
MONTE TAMARO
013 SOUTH
Delayed due to main engine repairs in Cristobal
Arriving on time in Cartagena on April 07.
N. America East Coast
«» South Africa
ELBSPIRIT
014 SOUTH
Delayed due to port congestions in Africa.
Schedule recovery is under review.
N.America West Coast
«» Pacific Islands
POLYNESIA
517 SOUTH
Delayed due to port/yard congestions in Apia and Pago Pago.
Arriving on time in Long Beach on May 08.
N. America West
Coast «» Asia
MAERSK SARNIA
013 SOUTH
Delayed due to port congestion in Busan and bad weather on the Pacific. Arriving on time in Yokohama on April 22.
N. America West
Coast «» Asia
ZIM CHICAGO
058 SOUTH
Delayed due to port congestion in Busan and bad weather on the Pacific.
Arriving on time in Yokohama on April 29.

Terminal Operations
Port Update
Los Angeles APM LAX Terminal closuregate hours changed for 2nd shift.

- Import begins at 7pm and ends at 2am.
- Empty In/Out & Export begins at 7pm and ends at 3am.
Savannah Garden City Terminal closuredue to reduced volumes from blank sailings.

- Closing Saturdays in the entire month of April.
Miami Port of Miami Terminal closure due to reduced volumes from blank sailings.

- Closing on Monday April 6th.
Port Everglades Port Everglades Terminal (PET) closure due to reduced volumes from blank sailings:

-Closing Thursdays until further notice.

Florida International Terminal (FIT) terminal will reduce hours due to reduced volumes from blank sailings :

- New hours of operation are 8am until 4pm.

Inland Rail Transit Advisories
Location Update
New York Anticipating increased delays from GCT, PNCT, and APMT due to a lack of inbound rail
Baltimore Seagirt Terminal is closed on Monday March 30th and Tuesday March 31st. Due to terminal closure, this may impact import rail which could cause delays.
Norfolk VIG continues to experience backlog with CSX bound import containers due to imbalance in rail cars. This has resulted in longer than normal dwell times for some destination hubs.

Equipment Availability
Location Update
East Coast Port Everglades- Limited options to return empty equipment. Please check return location.com to stay up to date on available locations.
Midwest New Orleans- 40’ equipment availability is very limited
Dallas/Fort Worth – 20’ and 40’ equipment availability is very limited
West Coast Oakland- 40’ equipment availability is very limited.

Please find additional information at this link .

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