02 Feb 2016

Situation in Rotterdam calls for flexibility

At present there are processing delays of 5 days or more at terminals in Rotterdam.

As a result of these delays, export containers are missing departures of seagoing vessels, despite the fact that the containers arrived punctually in Rotterdam. For import containers, the delays and their consequences are also affecting the barge round trips and leading to delayed deliveries in the hinterland.

So far, our talks with those responsible for the terminals and with the port authorities in Rotterdam have not resulted in the desired improvement of the situation.

Please get in touch with your usual local contacts, so that we can offer you alternative transport options both for routing and for transport modes. In this way, in the present difficult situation we can improve the chances of your containers reaching their planned departures on seagoing vessels and/or arriving at their hinterland destinations in reasonable time.

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