Maersk is looking to overland Asian containers at less-congested North European ports and evacuate long-stay imports to off-dock storage facilities in a bid to mitigate congestion and strikes.
The carrier said congestion at its Bremerhaven hub had reached “a critical level”, which was “impacting yard density levels and waiting times at the port.”
It warned shippers it would start to evacuate long-standing imports to off-dock facilities “if not picked up within reasonable time frames.”
Meanwhile, at neighbouring Hamburg, Maersk said yard density remained “challengingly high,” but was also concerned about the prospect of further industrial action at the port in support of wage negotiations.
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