Dear Valued Customer,

With this letter we are happy to give you an update on the Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) negotiations at the APM Terminals Maasvlakte II.

Discussions with unions and the terminal started on 8 December and the first round of meetings was followed by a slowdown of operation. Thereafter on 13 December a second meeting took place, which resulted in normalisation of operations at the terminal and working at full capacity again.

While we expect the normalisation to continue in the coming days, our teams continue to monitor the situation closely and keep in contact with all parties involved. We will continue to provide updates in line with the ongoing negotiations and the next round of meetings, scheduled for 19 December.

Hamburg Sud teams continue to focus on maintaining the flow of import and export cargo to keep our customers' supply chains moving.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to your LOCAL HAMBURG SÜD OFFICE if you have any questions.

Our teams are always by your side.

Kind regards,

Your Hamburg Süd Team