United States/Canada West Coast to Australia/New Zealand Service: “Balao” Voyage 949nb/953sb

(Morristown, New Jersey)…We regret to advise that the “Balao” voy 949nb suffered a major engine failure and will need to undergo repairs in Vancouver, BC. Her scheduled southbound voyage will be cancelled.

Import refrigerated cargo will be discharged in Vancouver for expedited delivery to the final b/l port of discharge. Import dry cargo will be delayed and discharged in:

Tacoma May 13
Oakland May 17
Long Beach May 19

All U.S. export cargo booked for the “Balao” voy 953sb will re-booked on the “Cap Blanche” voy 954 departing:

Tacoma April 30
Oakland May 3
Long Beach May 6

Vancouver export cargo booked for the “Balao” voy 953sb will be re-booked on a connecting service to Oakland and will be loaded onto the “Guenther Schulte” voy 482sb departing Oakland on May 5.

We sincerely regret this incident and apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause.

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