Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Update No.4 on the South Africa port operations and impact on Europe-South Africa (SRX) service

Dear MOL Customer,

Over the past days there has been a lot of repair activity in the Durban terminal. However, the repairs will take time and some installations may have suffered long term damage. As still many repairs must be effected Durban remains very congested and we expect this situation will remain for some time.

Below is an update on the latest port and vessel situation along the South African coast and the contingencies worked out for our Europe-South Africa (SRX) service.

• Maersk Lanco v.175B – Departed Cape Town on 24th October, setting sail for Europe.

• Maersk Leon v.175A/B – Sailed Port Elizabeth on 24th October, and is now en route to Durban with expected arrival 30th October. A move count restriction will still be applicable following which exports will be limited which may result in some cargo rollover.

• Maersk Lebu v.175A/B – Sailed Cape Town on 22nd October and is set to berth in Coega (Ngqura) on 25th October. Durban arrival is scheduled for 6th November and departure is scheduled for 10th November. Will update progress on this vessel closer to the time.

We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused and we will do the utmost to assist you to the best of our abilities.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact your local sales office. Contact details can be found on our website


MOL (Europe) B.V.