Many shipping companies such as ONE, OOCL, Hapag-Lloyd have suspended receiving cargo from multiple ports in South China. Pay attention to the shipment before the year!
Due to the superimposed impact of the epidemic and the Spring Festival, the Guangdong-Hong Kong route barge company plans to suspend the service of the Guangdong-Hong Kong route starting from mid-January 2021. Affected by this, many shipping companies such as ONE, OOCL, Hapag-Lloyd have issued notices and suspended Receive cargo from multiple ports in South China and other places.
Lars Jensen, CEO of SeaIntelligence Consulting, pointed out that although the mainline ships are not covered by the suspension, "the decline in the service capacity of barges will affect the entire southern China connection market."
For shipping companies, there are two benefits to stop accepting space reservations: First, it can digest orders that have been received before; second, after nearly a month of empty container allocation, it will help alleviate the current shortage of containers in China’s ports. status.
In view of this, until the Spring Festival, there will be no possibility of any reduction in freight rates, the tightness of empty containers will not be alleviated, and no bookings will continue.
Hapag-Lloyd suspends South China branch service during the Spring Festival
Due to the quarantine requirements for crew sailing between South China and Hong Kong after the Spring Festival holiday in 2021, feeder operators in South China announced that they will suspend services from January to February 2021. In consideration of this situation, Hapag-Lloyd will temporarily suspend the receipt of final destination goods in the Pearl River Delta and Fuzhou until further notice.
However, it will continue to accept goods arriving at major ports (ie Hong Kong, Yantian, and Shekou) via mainline services. Please note that the time of suspension of booking reception in South China is based on the estimated time of arrival at major ports.
After unloading the cargo during the outage of the feeder line operator, any other expenses and responsibilities incurred at the transshipment port (Hong Kong, Shekou, Yantian) related to detention fees, terminal storage or terminal fees will be borne by the cargo owner.