December 23, 2022 - Update 04

Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) negotiations between terminals and unions have heralded go-slow action across the Port of Rotterdam since Tuesday 6th December 2022, including at the Maasvlakte II terminal.

A.P. Moller – Maersk would like to inform customers that, operations normalised at Maasvlakte II on Friday 16th December 2022. Union and terminal continue discussions in good faith, however the situation could change at short notice. We will keep customers informed of the latest developments as soon as possible.

Since the go-slow action was announced, Maersk teams have been working hard to minimise the impact on customers by drawing up a number of contingency plans and diverting cargo to other European ports.

Please note that if your cargo was affected by previous measures, you will receive specific information regarding the recovery plan from the Maersk team.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Customer Experience representative.

Thank you for your trust and understanding during this time and we look forward to continuing to serve your logistics needs in future.


December 16, 2022 - Update 03

In the interest of providing our customers with maximum visibility, A. P. Moller – Maersk would like to give an update on the situation at the APM Terminals Maasvlakte II and its impact on Maersk operations.

As of 14 December, operations are again affected by a go-slow action, where the number of moves per hour conducted at the terminal is decreased, consequently prolonging the time vessels are operated on and significantly disrupting their normal schedules. As a result, we are expecting delays in container handling of all modalities. Customers are asked to please pick up import containers as soon as possible to avoid yard density getting critical and to keep an eye on changes to vessel yard opening times and possible diversions.

Our teams are in contact with all relevant parties and preparing for all scenarios. Maersk teams have evaluated all impacted vessels and are looking for alternative solutions, such as diverting vessels to another terminal, to mitigate potential delays to our customers’ supply chains.

We will continue working on contingency planning to keep our customers’ supply chains moving, as well as providing updates on any developments. Our teams remain at your disposal, so should you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Customer Service representative.


December 14, 2022 - Update 02

A. P. Moller – Maersk would like to give an update on the Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) negotiations at the APM Terminals Maasvlakte II.

Discussions with unions and the terminal started on 8 December and the first round of meetings was followed by a slowdown of operation. After the second meeting on 13 December, operations at the terminal are normalising and currently working at full capacity.

While we expect the normalisation to continue in the coming days, our teams continue to monitor the situation closely and keep in contact with all parties involved. We will continue to provide updates in line with the ongoing negotiations and the next round of meetings, scheduled for 19 December.

Maersk teams continue to focus on maintaining the flow of import and export cargo to keep our customers’ supply chains moving. Our teams remain at your disposal, so should you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Customer Service representative.


December 12, 2022 - Update 01

A. P. Moller – Maersk would like to inform you of Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) discussions currently taking place between the unions and the APM Terminals Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam. The negotiations started on 8 December and operations are affected by a go-slow action as of 11 December.

The industrial action, commonly referred to as “go-slow”, consists of a reduced number of moves per hour conducted at the terminal, consequently prolonging the time vessels are operated on and significantly disrupting their normal schedules. As operations are impacted by this action, and we are expecting delays in container handling of all modalities.

Our teams are in close contact with relevant parties and preparing for all scenarios. We have evaluated all impacted vessels and are looking for alternative solutions, such as diverting vessels to another terminal, to mitigate potential delays to our customers’ supply chains.

Please note that at this stage, we expect the action to continue for the next 24 hours. As discussions are still ongoing between the parties, there could be changes to the scheduled go-slow action at the very last minute, including the possibility of an agreement being reached and the go-slow actions being cancelled. We will communicate any further information to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to focus on maintaining the flow of import and export cargo during this period and aim to keep customer impact to a minimum. All customers whose cargo is impacted by the current go-slow action will receive specific information regarding detailed schedule changes and alternative options provided.

Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via your usual contact.

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