Hurricane Harvey - Impact on Shipping Operations

(Morristown, NJ)…Further to our Customer Advisory dated August 28, 2017, we would like to give you the following status update:

Port of Houston

The port remains closed today. Tomorrow however the Bayport and Barbours Cut terminals will open at 7:00am local time.

Vessel navigation will be restricted. Please see below for further details.

Hamburg Süd off-dock depots in Houston

Our off-dock depots have reopened today.

Vessel Operations

US Gulf/South America Service

  •  Our “Monte Pascoal” voyage 80 inbound has diverted to Altamira/Mexico and discharged the Houston import cargo on August 29, 2017. The vessel subsequently sailed for South America.
  • “MSC Ludovica” voyage 726 inbound omitted the Houston call and discharged her import cargo in New Orleans.
  • “Monte Cervantes” voyage 80 inbound/81 outbound is scheduled to call Houston on September 5, 2017. A final decision whether a call is feasible will be taken as soon as we have more clarity on the navigational and operational conditions.

US Gulf/Mediterranean Service

“Rio Blackwater” voyage 729 has arrived in Galveston Bay and will await further instructions to call Houston pending further advice.

Final Delivery of Houston B/L Import Cargo

We will be in contact with affected customers whose cargo has been diverted to review individual arrangements.

We will keep you informed as soon as more information becomes available.