Cape Town Port outage, Spain trucking strike cancelled, LA/LB container dwell fee postponed

South Africa – Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) and Cape Town Multipurpose Terminals (Cape Terminals) have declared force majeure over a power outage.  The power failure began at 7:30PM local time on December 20th and has since severely impacted terminal  operations.  They are working to provide backup power until it can be restored.

Spain – Agreement was reached to avoid the previously announced transport strike in Spain this week. 

USA – Los Angeles and Long Beach ports have postponed the excess container dwell fee until further review on December 27, 2021.

For more information on bookings for pending shipments, please reach out to your Hillebrand representative for more information.  Note that Hillebrand USA offices will be closed on Friday December 24th and will be closing 4 hours early on Friday December 31st, 2021.