NZ and France Experiencing Disruptions

Posted 02/13/2023

In New Zealand's North Island, residents are bracing for the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle which is expected to bring torrential rainfall and severe winds. Thousands of people are already without power, and a state of emergency has been declared in nine regions. As a result of this storm, logistics operations have been limited. These limitations include grounded flights and cancelled ferry service between the North and South Islands, preventing cargo from flowing until the transport conditions are once again safe. We will continue to keep you posted on this issue, but please expect potential delays for any cargo scheduled to depart the region in the next few days. 

In France, disruption continues with more strikes scheduled for Thursday, February 16th. This ongoing strike action is once again impacting operations at the ports of Fos-sur-Mer and Le Havre, preventing any containers from entering the port or any pickups of empty containers. Operations will resume once the strike has been completed, but please plan for potential delays due to the work stoppage.