Europe, Middle East and Africa

19 May 2022

On the ocean

We will continue to adapt our product and add capacity where possible in accordance with the forecasts that our customer provide. Though vessel schedules continue to be disrupted due to port congestion and other issues at ports throughout the region.

In ports and terminals

The ports continue to see delays due to high cargo volumes, which combined with labour shortage in all terminals and vehicle processing centers due to Covid-19 and government restrictions further compounds the delays.

Southampton: . Terminal is operating at near full capacity, which impacts productivity at the port as well as vessel operations.

Zeebrugge: No current disruptions related to berthing, terminal capacity or labour availability.

Bremerhaven: Berth availability is not an issue and terminal is operating at an optimal level based on current occupancy and inbound volumes. Due to the high volume of high & heavy and breakbulk cargo combined with the fully utilized port infrastructure, the delivery of those segments to the Bremerhaven car terminal is controlled. Information about high & heavy deliveries is distributed to terminal operators business partners via terminal operations customer service - High & Heavy.
This does not affect heavy loads, which can be handled in consultation with terminal operator Labour availability is still a challenge and this shortage is mainly driving delays and slow productivity.

Gothenburg: Port is blocking the entry of any vessels carrying Russian cargo as of 28 March. This is due to sanctions from the labor union - Svenska Hamnarbetarförbundet

Wallhamn: No disruptions are expected, as labour, berths and terminal space is available.

Durban: Terminal is operating at near full capacity, though can only work two vessels at a time due to shortage of stevedores. This is impacting vessel schedules and labour productivity.

At our processing centres

Vehicle processing
Zeebrugge: Our vehicle processing centre is open and operational. Hours of operation remain the same and staff is equipped with safety materials to prevent exposure.

Dubai:
Our vehicle processing centre is open and operational. Staff is continuing to work closely with customers to support increased storage requirements.

Equipment processing
Zeebrugge: Our equipment processing centre is open and operational. As storage capacity continues to be stretched, we encourage customers to pick up their cargo as soon as possible. Regular hours of operation remain in place.

Dubai: Our equipment processing centre is open and operational. We are working with our customers to support their additional storage requirements.

As OEMs continue to operate with varied manufacturing schedules and as they face new and potentially unforeseen challenges, we are committed to supporting our customers to maintain a healthy supply chain. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs further.