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Port of Hamburg - Situation at HHLA CTA - Implementation of '48-hours rule'

December 8,2020

CTA is forced to implement the "48-hours rule" for export deliveries by truck

Dear Valued Customers,

The ongoing and unchanged congestions and delays in most European ports are even leading to persistent and extreme delays of ocean vessels at CTA. This situation has a direct impact on the yard utilization, as the dwell time of export containers is increasing constantly and day by day. During the past weeks several measures have been implemented by the CTA management avoiding any impact on the daily business/supply chain.

With this todays announcement we have to inform you that CTA is implementing the ’48-hours rule’ for export containers delivered by truck, means that CTA will not accept any export container (including dangerous cargo units) more than 48 hours before vessels arrival.

This rule will be activated on early Wednesday morning, December 08th until further notice.

A daily update of the concerned ocean vessels will be sent to the forwarding/trucking companies by CTA colleagues directly. HHLA will keep you informed about the situation and we thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.

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