17.7 C
Hamburg
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Home Port News Yard density and container delays force Antwerp terminal to set cargo opening...

Yard density and container delays force Antwerp terminal to set cargo opening rule

Port of Antwerp's MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) has decided to implement a Yard Opening Time (YOT) scheme for all containers delivered at Q1718 and Q1742.

With this action, the Belgian container terminal aims to avoid an operational stand still and maintain an efficient and reliable service, as the yard occupancy and container dwell times at the MPET remain at critical levels despite all measures that have been taken so far, according to Hapag-Lloyd's announcement.

The decision of the YOT scheme introduction has been taken in line with the example set by other box terminals in the port of Antwerp where this measure has been implemented over the past few months.

With the above situation, MPET has been forced to implement a “7-day cargo opening rule” for export containers for all deep-sea liner services.

In practice, this Yard Opening Time (YOT) starts seven calendar days before the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) of the deep-sea vessel. This means that export containers can only enter the terminals seven days before the ship's confirmed arrival time, which is the earliest time in which an export container can be delivered.

This rule will be effective from Wednesday, 4 August 2021, while MPET will be updating the cargo opening times daily at 16:00 (GMT+2) on their website.

The earliest receiving date will be published ten calendar days prior to the vessel’s confirmed ETA.

Additionally, Truck Appointment Reference (TAR) codes can be created but truckers will get a NOK (not ok) status until the yard is opened for the intended vessel.

Latest Posts

MCS resolves FMC dispute with COSCO, complaint against MSC pending

US furniture manufacturer MCS Industries, which had filed a complaint to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) alleging that Chinese state-owned shipping group COSCO Shipping...

Los Angeles sees steady box traffic in August

The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) has recorded a steady amount of cargo volumes during August, compared to the same month last year, driven...

DG cargoes galore in Chittagong port mounting risks

Bangladesh’s prime gateway, Chittagong port seems to be under severe risk with approximately 486 tonnes of dangerous goods (DG) cargoes remain stored in its...

GSBN partners with banks worldwide to bridge US$1.5 trillion trade financing gap

The independent, not-for-profit technology consortium Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) welcomes the Bank of China (BOC), DBS Bank (DBS) and The Hongkong and Shanghai...

Swissterminal starts fully electricity operations in Switzerland

Swissterminal AG has begun to operate its terminal sites in Switzerland with 100% renewable electricity in a framework to achieve net-zero emissions from its...