Big delays in the handling of barges in Rotterdam
For some time now, at many large terminals in Rotterdam container barges have had to plan in big delays in handling. In some cases, waiting times for the handling of barges may be up to seven days. The capacity bottlenecks at the terminals arise as a result of load peaks due to the big call sizes of seagoing ships, in combination with the present measures and consequences of the Corona pandemic.
An improvement in the situation is not expected in the short term. For this reason, we regret to have to inform you today that we may possibly not always be able to adhere to arranged delivery and collection dates.
We hope for your understanding and would ask you to pass on this information to all responsible colleagues in your company. Our personnel will be very glad to answer your questions or give you further information.