May 13, 2022 - Update 10

We continue to provide updates of the impact of the April 2022 Durban flood impact on rail operations. We are working on recovery initiatives to assist with the smooth flow of containers to its final destination.

For containers already discharged

We have been providing updates for discharged shipments that was previously manifested for rail to Johannesburg or Pretoria. Containers must be collected in Durban and if release documents have been submitted and Delivery Orders has been issued for pick up ex City Deep please note that this has been cancelled. Please reach us on za.import@maersk.com for any support, if you are not aware of the status of your containers or the release process that needs to be followed.

For future vessels ETA 13th May 2022 onwards

  • Units will be landed as Durban Discharge by Carrier
  • Rail has been cancelled
  • We will endorse Cargo Destination Johannesburg for Customs purposes only
  • Please submit Import Release Documents in line with the Import Overstay Documentation Deadlines and nominate Merchant or Carrier Release. (Please see below for Carrier Haulage Road Offering and Conditions)
  • The normal release process will follow from Durban for all shipments
  • We will not raise Rail Cancellation Fees for Carrier Amendment
  • Normal Tariff and Overstay Process will apply

We will retrigger ANFs for Durban if Johannesburg ANFs have been issued.

  • Maersk Vilnius ETA Durban 13th May 2022
  • San Fernando ETA Durban 14th May 2022
  • Mol Presence ETA Durban 16th May 2022
  • ALS Flora ETA Durban 22nd May 2022
  • CMA CGM Valparaiso ETA Durban 2022

If revised ANFs have not received please reach out to us for email confirmation if required for Customs Clearance.

Carrier Haulage Offering

Should you wish to request Carrier Haulage please contact us 5 working days prior to vessel arrival for rates that will apply for this period. You can contact us on za.import@maersk.com to provide your delivery details. Carrier Haulage will be executed subject to written acceptance of current quote provided – as well as subject to truck availability.

This must be concluded prior to sending release documents to us. Please be aware that under these extraordinary circumstances, there may be delays with confirming delivery dates and executing delivery on these exact dates. We apologise in advance for any unforeseen delays which may occur. We appreciate that this is a highly dynamic situation and we will continue to engage with all stakeholders to offer the best possible solutions.

We continue to work on solutions to counter the impact of the flood in Durban and as this firms up we will communicate these options.

We thank you for your patience during this challenging period and we remain contactable via our usual channels.

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