Important Notice for Reefer/Dangerous cargo into destination - Shanghai, China

Dear Valued Customer,

With the ongoing Covid-19 situation in Shanghai and the local government’s precautionary control measures, Shanghai supply chain has thus been impacted and we are facing both reefer and dangerous cargo yard congestion in Shanghai terminals.

In order not to further impact your supply chain, which is of the utmost importance to us, we would like to inform you that Hamburg Süd will stop all new reefer/dangerous cargo bookings of IMO 2.2 and IMO 3 effective 14 April 2022 into Shanghai until further notice.

We understand that the situation may have impacts on your business and that flexibility is key in this current period of time. As such, we would like to offer the following relief packages:

  • Free Change of Destination* on all live bookings (with/without empty pick-up, or gated-in already) or on water import reefer/dangerous cargo of IMO 2.2 and IMO 3 into Shanghai for shipments with ETD on and after 14 April
  • Free cancellation fee on all live bookings (with/without empty pick-up) for reefer/dangerous cargo of IMO 2.2 and IMO 3 into Shanghai

* Subject to restowing, shifting cost and freight difference

By offering the above, our aim is to give you sufficient room to assess the different options most fitting for your business, and maneuver some of the current pressure points caused by the Shanghai situation, all to lessen the impact to your supply chain. Please also see our previous communication .

Our teams are here to serve you, so please do not hesitate to contact the Hamburg Süd Customer Experience teams if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Your Hamburg Süd Team