Disruptions rocks Port of Rotterdam

Disruptions rocks Port of Rotterdam


There are still significant disruptions at the Port of Rotterdam operations due to ongoing industrial action across multiple terminals at the Dutch port caused by Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) negotiations that are taking place between unions and the Hutchinson Delta II and Maasvlakte II terminals.

Maersk said in a recent customer advisory that it expects its TA1 and TA3 services to be affected immediately subject to extension depending on how the situation develops.

“To minimise the impacts it may have on your supply chains, we have drawn up a number of contingency measures. It is not yet clear how long the negotiations will be taking place, but our teams will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary,” said the Danish company, which operates the Maasvlakte II terminal through its port operating subsidiary APM Terminals.

As a result of the disruptions, Maersk said port-to-port bookings that terminate at Antwerp, Belgium in line with the company’s contingency measures will need alternative transport to reach intended final destinations, at the customers’ cost.

“Store-door bookings will be delivered to the final destination as planned,” it said.

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