What do I do if I already have a booking to the Port of Iskenderun?
We will unfortunately not be able to deliver cargo currently on the water bound for the Port of Iskenderun as its intended final destination. We will instead be holding containers in designated nearby ports and hubs for three weeks from today (Wednesday 8 February) at no extra cost while we plan next steps and final deliveries.
If you have cargo currently underway for the Port of Iskenderun, or containers gated-in full at the first loading port bound for Iskenderun, we can also trigger a Change of Destination (COD) arrangement to any other port in Turkey (TRMER, TRIZM, TRKOR, TRAMB) free of charge. This includes re-stowage, operational and admin fees. COD in this instance will be initiated by Maersk.
Should you wish to divert cargo to a port away from Turkey, COD admin fees will also be waived. However, customers will be liable for re-stowage and extra shifting costs, plus the ocean freight difference of the new destination. COD in this instance will be initiated by the customer moving away from Turkey.
If the final delivery decision will take longer than the assigned three-week window, then further options will need to be discussed. Please reach out to your customer service agent for more information and to better understand the contingencies. Acceptance of COD is subject to operational feasibility and capacity constraints.