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Continuous Operational Problems in North German Ports – Update No.1

04.07.2022

Dear Business Partners,

Let us update you about the complicated operational situation in North German ports Hamburg and Bremerhaven that we informed you about in Newsletter No. 81/2022 last Friday.

Unfortunately, the complicated operational situation in both ports persists. Especially the capacity of terminal CTA Hamburg is still reaching its maximum which affects traffic to and from other terminals. The situation escalated on Saturday, when DB NETZ AG completely stopped receiving trains routed to the North German ports for a while.

Many of our rail assets is blocked in the port as a consequence of described situation in North German ports. That causes a lack of a rail assets for our other services such as service to / from Rotterdam and Duisburg and despite our effort we currently operate there with a delay up to 48 hours. We may be even forced to cancel some of the import and export trains.

Another obstacle that prevents us from rectifying consequences of port situation on the all mentioned services is the regular Monday closure of Elba Valley.

For specific information about your shipments, please contact our customer service.

We closely monitor the situation and will further inform you.

METRANS Team

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