23 Jun 2022

Situation in the seaports and inland ports remains strained

The impacts of corona measures are still resulting in delays in container transport worldwide. The terminals at the seaports are full, and are only accepting containers within very narrow time windows.The growing shortage of drivers and empty containers is not only increasing the need for organisation, but is causing further delays.

For some weeks now, there have also been transport hindrances in the rail sector due to construction sites and line closures, imbalances of transport, and delays in train arrivals and departures. In some cases trains are not being processed, booked time windows are not adhered to by the seaport terminals, or they are changed or cancelled at short notice, leading to more train cancellations and overbookings.

This situation is causing more and more containers to accumulate at our hinterland terminals, meaning that additional container handling manoeuvres have to be carried out in the terminals and throughput times are getting longer. Nevertheless, our employees are doing everything they can to process your containers as fast as possible.

It is clear to us that this situation also inconveniences our customers. However, we would wish to remind you once again that these delays are not caused either by the inland terminals, or by the members of our workforce concerned!

We hope for your understanding!

 

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