A. P. Moller – Maersk would like to provide customers with an update on the situation at some of our key ports: Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp.

While the North European ports have faced difficulties with congestions, they are now seeing ongoing improvements in congestion levels, berth waiting times, and port productivity. At the port of Bremerhaven there has been a reduction in vessel waiting times and yard density levels have become more manageable. In Hamburg, the overall situation has improved, but some concern remains regarding high yard density levels, which are causing low port productivity and increased berth waiting times. Rotterdam has also seen a reduction in berth waiting times and yard density levels, while in some cases longstanding containers remain an issue.

Our teams continue working with the terminals to help further normalise the situation at ports and are kindly requesting customers to please continue picking up import cargo as soon as possible after discharge.

As from 1 October, the low water level situation on the Rhine has ended for all areas, eliminating delays in barge transportation. Normalisation of water levels has reduced inland capacity bottlenecks in Rotterdam and Antwerp and helped stabilise rail and truck transportation.

As the situation across North Europe ports is seeing improvements, this will be the last update regarding the key ports on this page. To continue keeping you informed, relevant information and any further disruptions that affect your supply chain will be communicated directly through customer advisories. We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to serving your logistics need in the future. If you have any questions, or need additional support, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Customer Experience representative.

Giving you the best ability to manage your supply chain is of paramount importance to us and we are working to give you the tools and information you need to do so. Our teams are here to serve you, so please don’t hesitate to contact your local Customer Experience teams to discuss your options and ask any questions you may have.

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