Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases a curfew has been imposed in suburbs adjoining districts of Colombo causing a labour shortage in the terminals. The shortage has impacted both productivity and inter terminal transfer (ITT) delays. Berthing line-up and cargo connections are being directly impacted as well.
The situation experienced at Colombo is also impacting the vessel line up in Chittagong as feeders are bunching at the Colombo terminal.
We have been notified by Maersk that there are challenges in being able to book a proforma berthing vessel for week 42. The last Colombo vessel took berth on 10th Oct and the next vessel is scheduled on 16th Oct.
Our Customer Service teams will keep our customers updated on booking enquiries as the situation develops.