German terminal workforce strike: Thursday 23 June 2022

Dear Valued Customer,

We at Hamburg Süd would like to inform you of a confirmed 24-hour workforce strike across German terminals, after the latest round of CLA negotiations between trade union verdi and the Central Association of German Seaport Companies (ZDS) failed to reach a successful conclusion.

The strike will run from 6:00am on Thursday 23 June 2022 until 6:00am on Friday 24 June 2022, directly affecting our operations in Bremerhaven, Hamburg and Wilhemshaven.

At this stage, Hamburg Süd will absorb a full stoppage for rail, road and ocean freight for both import and export across our German terminals for the duration of the strike.

We are not planning any alterations to services at present and plan to return to business as usual serving your global logistics needs from 6:00am on Friday 24 June 2022.

Following the conclusion of the strike, we will assess the impact of the stoppage and will communicate any necessary service changes with you as soon as possible.

In the interest of minimising any further disruption to your supply chain, Hamburg Süd we will be keeping a close eye on developments up to and during the next round of meetings between trade union verdi and ZDS, acknowledging that further strike action is possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience this incident may cause to your business. In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your local Hamburg Süd representative .

Kind regards,
Your Hamburg Süd Team