Europe, Middle East, Africa

updated as of 25 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. Average waiting time for vessels is expected to be approximately 11-14 days.

In ports and terminals

The ports continue to see delays due to high cargo volumes, which combined with labor 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 labor 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, Labor 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 labor, berths and terminal space is available.

Piraeus: Terminal occupancy fluctuate between 80% to 99% , but vessels can operate without delay.

Koper: The situation on the Car & RO-RO terminal is still difficult due to heavily increased cargo volumes. The storage areas of the terminal are fully occupied because of unbalanced import and export cargo flows. All this has consequently led to reduced productivity in all service segments. In the next period we expect a slower turnover of vessels and longer waiting time for berthing – minimum 5 days. Operations will be planned according to available resources, and we will keep you informed about the situation for each vessel. By constantly adapting and implementing various measures, we strive to improve productivity and ensure smooth operation again. We estimate that the situation will return to normal within one month.

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 labor productivity.

At our processing centres

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

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

South Africa: We remain operational at processing facilities and rail terminals, though with reduced volumes at some facilities. We continue to follow government and customer guidelines to ensure the health and safety of staff.

Equipment processing
Zeebrugge: Our equipment processing center 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 center 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.