Dear Valued Customer,

Further to our first update from December 20, 2012, we would like to provide you with the following.

As you know, the current ILA labor contract expires at midnight on Wednesday February 6, 2013. A potential coastal wide strike starting February 7, 2013 is possible unless an agreement is reached or another extension is announced. The two-sides continue to meet in negotiations.

To alleviate the potential impact of a disruption, we would like to encourage all customers with IMPORT dry/reefer loads currently sitting on terminal to take every available opportunity to have those loads picked up before February 6, 2013.

Equally, we strongly encourage the expedient return of all empty containers and chassis by February 6, 2013.

As we move closer to the February 6, 2013 deadline we will continue to provide updates as we receive them. We are in the process of updating our plans from the previous deadline, full details of which are still available in our December 20, 2012 advisory available by clicking here.  In the meantime, please direct your questions to your sales or customer service representative.

As always, thank you for your business.

Best Regards,
Maersk Line

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