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Weekly Update ECT - Week 14

Weekly Update ECT - Week 14

General
We call upon all visitors to our terminals to strictly observe the Covid-19 measures and follow the instructions on our terminals. Please also see the information on our website: https://www.ect.nl/en/files/coronavirus

Suez Canal blockade
As a result of the recent Suez Canal blockade we expect a peak in demand in the coming period. In order to keep our quay planning and yards workable we ask for your support in managing the container flows properly.

For the quay planning we will apply a strict order to applications. We try to resolve delays to existing services first. Requests to handle additional volumes and/or additional services are dealt with subsequently. In all cases factors such as yard occupancy, resource availability and the handling of “second modality” are taken into account. ECT will only process applications if they are provided with the necessary information to be able to make a decision, such as preference and ultimate ETA, number of moves (unloading, loading and possible restows) and the distribution of the number of import, export and transhipment handlings. Correct pre information is essential.

With regard to the yard, we mainly focus on ensuring that the stack does not become full with exports and empty containers which are not further transported. This means that we will strictly apply the Cargo Opening Time (COT), closely monitor the situation with regard to empty and transhipment containers and take measures if necessary. The COT will also be strictly applied for transhipment containers. We strongly request all deepsea and feeder operators to assure that transhipment containers are not delivered to our terminals before the COT. Incoming transhipment containers from deepsea vessels need to be picked up as soon as possible.

Our schedules for the coming weeks will be heavily influenced by the aftermath of the event in the Suez Canal. Via our services "object status" and "container status", you will find, among other things, real-time information about the ETA of ships and the ECT terminal of handling. These services can be found on our MyTerminal platform. An account is required for this. To create an account, use the link https://myterminal.ect.nl/. Another option is to receive this information directly in real-time in your own system. For more information about the API connection, visit https://myterminal.ect.nl/solutions-api/.

Weather
Due to the adverse weather conditions of Monday evening/night all land- and waterside operations at ECT Euromax terminal had to be stopped from 21:00 until 01:00. ECT Delta operations could continue, but were hampered by the high winds. Adverse weather conditions are also forecasted for the upcoming 24 hours. We will keep you updated via the regular operational channels. Please also consult the ECT app and website.

ECT Delta terminal
Last week:
ECT Delta terminal had a busy programme with vessels out of schedule. Service times for barges and feeders were higher than standard. The high winds during Monday night caused a later departure of the Madrid Express. The swift pick-up of import reefers has been helpful in handling the reefer peak volume.

This and coming week:
This week ECT Delta terminal will continue to have a busy programme, adjusted to later arrivals of vessels coming from the Suez Canal. The Ever Govern (NEU7) will discharge via ECT Delta terminal and load via ECT Euromax terminal. Service times for barges and feeders will be higher than standard. The terminal will handle a large number of reefers on Thursday and Friday. A swift pick-up of import reefers is again highly appreciated. As from mid next week the berth planning is still uncertain and therefore under construction.

ECT Euromax terminal
Last week:
ECT Euromax terminal had a busy programme with vessels arriving out of schedule and very high stack occupancy levels. The high winds during Monday night caused a later departure of the Tampa Triumph. Service times for barges and feeders were higher than standard.

This and coming week:
The upcoming weeks, ECT Euromax terminal will have continuously busy programmes. The terminal will have dual deepsea alongside for several weeks ahead. The Ever Govern (NEU7) will discharge via ECT Delta terminal and load via ECT Euromax terminal. In order to avoid more back-log on specifically the barge- and feeder programmes we keep the option available for creating additional slots for handling feeders and or barges between the deepsea vessels. Service times for barges and feeders are expected to be higher than standard.