WWL Suspends Service to Argentina2012-05-21
Severe congestion at the port of Zarate causes WWL to suspend service to Argentina.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has suspended service to Argentina due to severe congestion at the port of Zarate. Congestion at the port has increasingly worsened in the past several weeks as there have been extended pauses in vehicle processing during government holidays as well as Customs' prohibition of vehicle imports while it examines tax policies related to automotive imports.
At the moment, vehicle processing is at a standstill and inbound lots are excessively congested. The situation is currently in discussion amongst the car manufacturing association and Secretary of Commerce, but there is no clear end in sight.
In order to avoid further disruptions to WWL's service in South America, we have suspend calls to Zarate for the time being until there is a resolution to the situation at the port. The Customer Care team is informing affected customers to make arrangements to discharge Zarate-bound cargo on Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics operated ships at an alternate port as well as other customers impacted by the service change.
The terminal situation in Brazil is also affected, as most Brazilian ports are overflowing with export units bound for Argentina. As a result, Brazilian ports are issuing restrictions on advance delivery of export cargo bound for Argentina as well as other destinations.
If you have any queries concerning this matter, contact Customer Care on telephone nr +1 201 505 4000.