Felixstowe Contingency

Dear Customers,

Due to the upgrade of the TOS (Terminal Operating System) at the Port of Felixstowe, the port are currently experiencing some operational delays and low productivity in the container terminal. Your local Safmariners are working hard to liaise with the port and reduce the impact to your cargo, however these delays are having a knock on effect to our vessel and landside operations. 

Our team of Safmariners will be in touch where possible to inform you of any delays to individual shipments and you can find the latest news on our dedicated contingency webpage. 

Vessel Contingencies – Updated 20th July 2018

As we continue to see some positive improvements to operational performance for both shipside and landside at the Port of Felixstowe, we’d like to provide a further update on the MSC Zoe contingency.

AE2 MSC Zoe Omit UK cargo has been discharged in Zeebrugge and split down for onward connection to both Liverpool and Southampton with Cardiff V (ETA Liverpool 22ndJuly) and BG Feeder Vilhelm (ETA Southampton 19/07)

Vessel Contingencies – Updated 18th July 2018

We’re pleased to confirm that we are seeing some positive improvements to operational performance for both shipside and landside at the Port of Felixstowe. We have made some short term structural changes to our Transatlantic services (COEX and TA2) and, in the meantime, will continue to divert some vessels and cargo flows away from the port in order to keep your supply chains moving.  Please see below for full details.

COEX Cap Beatrice Diversion The COEX service will call Liverpool for the next 12 weeks starting with the Cap Beatrice on 20th July.
TA2 Archimidis Diversion The TA2 service will call Liverpool for the next 12 weeks starting with the Archimidis on 22nd July.

Vessel Contingencies – Updated 12th July 2018

As we continue to experience challenges with operational performance both shipside and landside at the Port of Felixstowe we are making some short term structural changes to our Transatlantic services.  In addition we are diverting some vessels and cargo flows away from the port in order to keep your supply chains moving.  Please see below for full details.

AE2 MSC Zoe Omit UK cargo will be discharged in Zeebrugge for onward connection with Cardiff V ETA Liverpool 20thJuly

It is important that all merchant haulage cargo is now delivered/collected at Liverpool terminal to connect with the booked vessels.

Vessel Contingencies – Updated 10th July 2018

The continued delayed being experienced at the Port of Felixstowe is severely affecting our berthing line up.  Please see below the latest vessel updates.

AE7 MSC Mirja ETA 10/07 0100 Delayed 3 days
ME1 Maersk Saltoro ETA 16/07 0700 Delayed due to rotation swap

Vessel Contingencies – Updated 04th July 2018

We regret to inform you that the MSC Rifaya will be omitting the UK.  Your local customer service team will be in contact with you regarding individual shipments.

AE7 MSC Rifaya Omit Middle East Imports: Will be discharged in Antwerp and connected back by AE6 Maersk Hangzhou to FXS
Middle East Exports: will be split across AE1, ME1 and next AE7 based on destination

Vessel Contingencies – Updated 03rd July 2018

Sustained delays both shipside and landside at the Port of Felixstowe continue to affect our UK operations.  Productivity shipside is showing signs of improvement however we are still experiencing delays to the berthing line up.  Landside operations remain challenging and our teams are working hard to reduce the impact on your cargo and supply chain.

Vessel Contingencies – Updated 02nd July 2018

We regret to inform you that we are still experiencing delays at the Port of Felixstowe due to systems issues.  Vessels are being affected as per the details below.

AE7
Ebba Maersk
ETA 04/07 0100hrs
Diverted to London Gateway

Vessel Contingencies – Updated 27th June 2018

We are continuing to experience delays in operations at the Port of Felixstowe, both shipside and landside.  Our Customer Service, Operations and Intermodal teams are working hard to keep cargo flows moving through the port and inform customers individually of any impact.

Vessel Contingencies – Updated 26th June 2018

The situation in Felixstowe remains challenging with diversions still taking place, please see the tables below for details.

Rail capacity is limited and progress road side is slow due to ‘incremental’ changes being made to systems by the port.  Please refer to our haulage availability page for further information.

Vessel Contingencies – Updated 21st June 2018

Shipside operations are still running significantly slower than usual at the Port of Felixstowe. Landside operations continue to be impacted with inconsistent turn-around times for trucks and delays in loading rail cargo.

AE7 Ebba Maersk ETA 04/07 0100hrs Diverted to London Gateway
AE7 MSC Rifaya ETA 11/07 0100hrs Diverted to London Gateway

Vessel ContingenciesUpdated 20 June 2018

AE2 Maren Maersk ETA 25/06 0600hrs Diverted to London Gateway
AE7 Eleonora Maersk ETA 22/06 0600hrs Diverted to London Gateway
WAF6 HSL Porto ETA TBC Delayed in Bremerhaven

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