Blockade in the Suez Canal and its effect on the western ports

Blockade in the Suez Canal and its effect on the western ports

Dear Sirs and Madames

the blockade in the Suez Canal caused by the EVER GIVEN will lead to further delays in the seaport in the near future. That means there will be longer waiting times at the terminals and the current congestion situation in the seaports will continue to worsen.

Here is an excerpt from an official report from the Port of Rotterdam:

Position paper and questions / answers on the effects of the Suez Blockade
im Hafen von Rotterdam

Current situation:
Since March 23, the container ship Ever Given has been blocking the Suez Canal on March 29
the blockade was lifted. On the day the Ever Given was released,
there were at least 60 ships on their way across the Suez Canal to Rotterdam. 56
of these 60 ships were container ships, 3 tankers and 1 car transporter. As the Ever Given
was pulled up, about 20 of these ships were at anchor and the was for 6 ships
Decision has been made to divert. According to our information, the
coming time small groups of ships on the way to Europe with the Suez Canal
with an interval of 12-15 hours between the individual passages. It seems
inevitably there will be supply problems, especially in Europe. -
Thanks to the use of various digital applications, we can see the arrival of ships
Easily track and shipping companies and shipping agents are able to manage their port visits
plan as efficiently as possible. Deep sea terminals have one more or less
vorgegebene Anzahl von Kränen zum Be- und Entladen von Fracht. Diese Voraussetzungen
determine to a large extent how quickly ships can be dispatched. The availability
the necessary service providers (such as boat drivers and pilots) is not unlimited. With the
expected influx of ships after the opening of the Suez Canal this will be the settlement
of ship visits to ports, including Rotterdam, irrevocably delay. -
Hinterland transport (road, inland waterway, rail) is also provided by the top level
be concerned with containers. We track their positions live so that we can find a better one
Have an idea of ​​the number of ships that will call at Rotterdam. Sometime in
the next two weeks the first “diversions” (via the Cape of Good Hope)
Reach Rotterdam. The ships leaving the port of Rotterdam in the next 48 hours
can be reached via https://shiptracker.portofrotterdam.com/#!/.
We normally receive around 80 ocean-going vessels per day, of which around 10%
(7 seagoing vessels on average) arrive in Rotterdam via Suez.


What problems will be in the port of Rotterdam due to the blockade of the Suez Canal
expected?
• In den kommenden Wochen werden sowohl die geplante als auch die verspätete
Fracht Rotterdam erreichen. Die Reedereien sehen Probleme beim Import von
Containern voraus, so dass die Container nicht dort durchfließen, wo die Terminals sie
erwarten. • Pufferung muss im Hinterland und nicht an den Terminals stattfinden, um
Druckspitzen im Hafen von Rotterdam zu vermeiden. Dies bedeutet eine Ausweitung
der bestehenden Bündelungskonzepte auf den Binnenwasserstraßen auf das
Hinterland und den Einsatz von Nachtverteilungs-/Versandfahrzeugen.
• Die Auswirkungen der Blockade und die Zeit danach werden je nach Terminal
unterschiedlich sein.

Wer bestimmt die Priorität der im Hafen liegenden Schiffe?
Terminals und Reedereien treffen Vereinbarungen darüber, welche Schiffe im Hafen liegen
und welche Priorität haben. Dies kann sich in letzter Minute ändern.

Digitale Plattformen für Status – Auskünfte
• PortXchange(https://www.portofrotterdam.com/nl/tools-services/portxchange):
Plattform zur möglichst effizienten Abwicklung von Hafenbesuchen.
• Portbase (Hafen-Community-System, https://www.portbase.com/): die maritime
Datendrehscheibe.
• Hamis(Hafenmeister-Management-Informationssystem): gibt Einblick in die
Abwicklung der Schifffahrt im Hafen von Rotterdam
https://www.portofrotterdam.com/nl/zakendoen/haven-van-detoekomst/digitalisering/beheer-management).
• MAIStro (Global Vessel Trackingand Predictions): bietet Einblicke in die Schifffahrt
nach Rotterdam.
• https://www.portbase.com/services/cargo-tracker/ Cargotracker (zur Verfolgung des
Umschlags von Containerfracht)
• https://www.portofrotterdam.com/nl/ontrack Das macht Rotterdam für große
Containerschiffe so zugänglich. Rotterdam hat von Natur aus breite Becken, tiefe
Kanäle und keine Gezeitenbeschränkungen (Rotterdam hat zweimal am Tag Ebbe und
Flut) und ist zudem tief.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our staff. They will help you as best they can.

With best regards

Your GUT team