+++ last updated on November 19, 2022 +++
- PSA: Normal yard utilization at 869 and 913. Reefers at 913 and 869 normal throughout the week. Civil works started at 869 that are temporarily influencing the stack capacity. Sufficient labour availability.
- AGW: Yard density has increased compared to last week but does not hinder operations. Normal reefer plug utilization. Empty storage increased but normal. Sufficient labour availability.
- Europe Container Terminals (ECT): Improved yard utilization with high reefer plug utilization. Long dwelling imports pose operational challenges. Yard storage with a capacity of 3000 TEU for long dwelling imports is fully utilized. No delays on barges and feeders.
- Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG): Yard utilization reduced this week partly due to good import pick-up. Sufficient labour availability. Seasonal increase in reefer traffic is stressing the plug availability. Cargo opening time for the acceptance of export cargo at RWG is 8 days in advance of vessel ETA. RWG is accepting empty container again.
- Southampton Port (SOU): High stack density. Line-up delays and no improvement of vessel turnaround times caused by terminal equipment failure, high traffic and unfavourable weather, including strong winds. SOU cargo opening time for the acceptance of export cargo is 10 days in advance of vessels ETA.
- London Gateway Port (LGP): Normal yard density and reefer plug utilization. Labour availability is sufficient and stable. Total quay length reduced by ongoing civil works that will remain for the coming month. Fog over the last weekend led to closure of the Pilot station and operational down time. LGP worked through the backlog during this week.
- Liverpool: Agreement reached with the Union. No further industrial action announced.
- Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA): High yard utilization despite showing a slight decrease, leading to better productivity and faster turnaround times. Steady reduction of waiting times on the services calling CTA. CTA faced operational challenges due to lower water levels for the river Elbe and strong winds. Infrastructural repairs on roads and the Elbe tunnel during the weekend will lead to reduce truck deliveries.
- Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB): Steady yard utilization with almost normalized terminal operations. Potentially more gangs might be deployed with the lower yard utilization. Strong winds led to the river Elbe’s closure delaying departures from CTB. The recovery is leading to better productivity which in turn is speeding up vessel’s turnaround times. However, import dwell times are still high. Road and Elbe-tunnel repairs will lead to lower truck deliveries/pick-ups over the weekend.
- HHLA has announced new cargo acceptance rules for CTA and CTB from November 15, 2022. T/S cargo and exports will be accepted regardless of the connecting vessels ETA. Truck delivery window advanced to 72 hours prior to vessels’ ETA.
G.M.P. Le Havre, France
- CNMP/GMP/TNMSC: High yard utilization at CNMP, hampering productivity. High number of empty containers inside the terminal. Vessels delayed due to labour shortage and high berth activity. Gate opening time at CNMP is 7 days before vessel ETA. At GMP and TNMSC the yard occupancy, labour availability and number of truck appointments have remained stable.
Adriatic Sea / Black Sea / Levante / Northern Africa
- Koper, Slovenia
Spain / Portugal
North (Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Finland)
- Limited rail capacity due to rail construction.
- Available truck capacity, including ad-hoc deliveries.
- Empty equipment availability ok.
Germany & Central Europe
- Depot utilization is high with peaks in Ulm and Leipzig Area
- Pre-notice for placing truck bookings is still at 2 weeks for direct trucking from Hamburg and 3 weeks for rail bookings’ local trucking.
- Port of Hamburg: due to various operational disruptions and a backlog at CTB, there are rail delays for all connections.
- Slight water level decrease on the Rhine that does not influence operations, however the Low Water surcharge is applicable for Pegel Kaub and Ruhrort
- Continuous port congestion with cargo opening times still in place
- No transport capacity issues for all modes of transport
- Open truck capacity with appointment availability at TDF (from 21st Nov)
- Available rail capacity except for the Paris – Le Havre connection and local haulage in the Bordeaux area
- Seine & Rhône barges operating normally
- Strikes in French refineries is not affecting the container traffic
- Available truck capacity in UK and Ireland
- Rail situation at Coatbridge has eased with capacity available on spot routes
- Grangemouth, Southampton & Gateway terminals are busy with minor impacts on the hinterland connections
- Rail strikes 21st & 26th November
Adriatic Sea / Black Sea / Levante / Northern Africa
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