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Customer Advisory - Los Angeles and Newark Off-dock Drayage Program in Effect for Containers Dwelling More than 14-days

(Florham Park, NJ)…Hamburg Süd has begun transferring longstanding import containers to off?dock yards as of May 16th to reduce dwell time and restore fluidity in our key Los Angeles and Newark gateways. Persistent congestion requires that we now begin transferring containers dwelling for 14 or more days that are customs cleared and have no appointment confirmed for pick-up at the terminals. Demurrage and other applicable fees will be assessed in accordance with contracted or current tariff levels.

Containers that are trucked to off-dock locations will be made available on a “Last-In-First-Out” (LIFO) basis. Customers with qualifying long-dwell containers are advised to please take delivery of their cargo as soon as possible, but no later than 9-days after vessel discharge to avoid urgent loads being potentially drayed off-dock and delayed in a “peel-off” stack.

Customers with cargo in Los Angeles (APMT) and Long Beach (TTI) terminals are encouraged to take advantage of our Saturday gate incentive to expedite cargo flows. The Saturday gate incentive will run through June 18th and offers a $100 USD per container credit on the consignee’s account for import pickups. Hamburg Süd arranged pickups to our parent company Maersk operated warehouses or Maersk temporary storage facilities are excluded from this incentive program.

We appreciate your continued support. Please contact your Hamburg Süd representative with any questions that you may have.