We continue to follow new developments in response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. In addition to the announced trade sanctions and expanded banking transaction restrictions by the United States, EU and UK, major ocean carriers including Maersk, MSC, CMA-CGM, Hamburg Sud, Hapag-Lloyd, and ONE have suspended bookings to/from Russia and Belarus.
Currently customs authorities in the EU and UK are inspecting all units to/from Russia transiting their ports and terminals for restricted cargo products or shipping parties.
Ocean carriers have indicated outside of the direct impact to shipments in the area, this is also having an indirect impact on global supply chain flows with delays and detention of cargo by customs across various transshipments hubs in the area. Plan for additional delays from Northern Europe ports, in particular for cargo moving through terminals in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. If you have active or pending shipments that could be affected by the service changes, please reach out to your local Hillebrand representative for more information.