German containerline Hapag Lloyd has announced a decision to temporarily suspend cargo bookings into Myanmar due to the political turmoil announced global maritime, shipping and offshore news specialized website Splash247.
“Operationally, the terminals in Myanmar are close to full capacity and feeder services, road transportation is limited, and with a number of factories and depots working with a skeleton labor force,” Hapag Lloyd said in a notice to customers.
The report goes on saying other lines are evaluating their positions in Myanmar. A spokesperson for Maersk in Copenhagen told Splash: “While the operational situation in the ports continues to deteriorate, we currently continue to accept bookings into Myanmar. We evaluate the situation on a continuous basis.”
On the other hand, French containerline CMA CGM has stopped freight payment in Myanmar temporarily. “Due to current situation in Myanmar, we will stop freight payment in Myanmar temporarily and would encourage customers to settle freight payment overseas with immediate effect,” CMA CGM said in a notice.