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Strikes at port of Hamburg

Expect delays as major port closes for larger style ships

Port of Hamburg

We would like to inform you about a strike at the port of Hamburg:

Expected delays

Due to a warning strike by the Verdi trade union, the port of Hamburg will be closed to ships with a length of 90 meters or more. Ships of this size that require pilotage can neither enter nor leave the port. Restrictions are expected to remain in place through March 24.

According to Port Technology International, a spokesperson for the Hamburg Port Authority has stated, “due to the massive restrictions to be expected from the announced warning strikes, the administration has decided to block the Elbe for ships requiring pilotage until further notice.”

Port of Hamburg significance

Furthermore, the port of Hamburg is one of the largest ports in Europe and is an important hub for international trade. It is a major gateway for goods entering and leaving Germany and serves as a vital link in the global supply chain.

More information

DSV is doing everything it can to minimize the impact this has on our customers. We regret the inconvenience associated with the strike and are of course available to answer any questions you may have at any time.

For more information, please reach out to your local DSV representative.

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