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North American Intermodal Update

(Morristown, New Jersey)…We are referring to our Customer Information of December 7, 2017 and wish to provide the following update.

Truck power shortages continue to delay import and export intermodal shipments. Rail delays are also being reported in some corridors. Please see the attached article which was published in the “Journal of Commerce” on January 26, 2018.

Hamburg Süd is committed to providing on time intermodal service but the current operational situation requires increased lead times to set up inland transportation services.

To help you better plan your supply chain we have published minimum set-up times for truck transportation by location. We will update this advisory as necessary. We will do our best to accept intermodal shipments with shorter set-up times but would ask for special notification allowing us to check available truck power capacity.

Please contact your Hamburg Süd representative with any questions that you may have.

North America Truck Order Lead Time in Business Days

WEEK 5 - As of January 29, 2018

Truck Order Lead Time (Days)

Location Standard Hazardous Tri-Axle / Overweight
New York 3 days 3 days 3 days
Philadelphia 2 days 3 days 3 days
Baltimore 3 days 4 days 4 days
Norfolk 2 days 3 days 3 days
Atlanta 4 days 5 days 4 days
Charleston 5 days 5 days 5 days
Nashville 3 days 4 days 3 days
Jacksonville 5 days 5 days 5 days
Savannah 5 days 5 days 5 days
Port Everglades / Miami 3 days 3 days 3 days
Memphis 4 days 4 days 4 days
New Orleans 4 days 4 days 4 days
Houston 3 - 4 days 4 days 4 days
Dallas 4 days 4 days 4 days
Chicago 4 days 4 days 4 days
Detroit 3 days 3 days 4 days
Saint Louis 3 days 3 days 3 days
Kansas City 2 days 3 days 4 days
Omaha 2 days 2 days 4 days
Minneapolis 3 days 3 days 3 days
Cleveland 2 - 3 days 3 days 3 days
Cincinnati 2 days 3 days 3 days
Columbus 3 days 3 days 3 days
Louisville 3 days 3 days 3 days
Los Angeles / Long Beach 3 days 3 days 3 days
Oakland 2 days 2 days 2 days
Denver 2 days 2 days 2 days
Salt Lake City 2 days 2 days 2 days
El Paso 2 days 2 days 2 days
Seattle / Tacoma 3 days 3 days 3 days
Montreal 4 days 4 days 4 days
Toronto 4 days 4 days 4 days
Vancouver 2 days 2 days 2 days