China – Situation on Reefer Container Operations

We would like to give you an update on the current situation at Chinese ports regarding reefer container operations.

Chinese customs increased the inspection of import reefer containers. Import container pick-up activities have been severely impacted and as a result reefer plugs are highly utilized especially at the port of Yantian and Ningbo. We seek your assistance to pick-up your container as soon as relesaed by customs.

Given the current situation your reefer container(s) may be discharged at an intermediate or alternative port and held there until it is possible to forward them to the designated port of discharge. Please note that all additional costs, risks and liabilities related to the storage or movement of the cargo after discharge will be for account of the cargo owner.

We regret for any inconvenience that these circumstances may cause.

The terms of this Notice shall be read in conjunction with and without prejudice to Hapag-Lloyd’s Bill of Lading/Sea Waybill terms and conditions and the Hapag-Lloyd tariff applicable thereto.

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