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Port of Southampton container operations update

Further to recent communications about very high stack levels at Southampton, DP World advise that the situation has improved. There is no congestion and truck turnaround times are back to their expected operational levels.

This means that, while operational performance has improved, stack levels remain high.

DP World are continuously monitoring and managing the stack levels to ensure that they can maintain their service and productivity.

They are also working with their shipping line customers to ensure empty containers are shipped out in good time.

Landside weekend opening hours remain extended until further notice, with the Saturday charge being waived and opening all day on Sunday at no extra charge.

All customers can see how the terminal is performing by visiting the DP world website. The daily report status will tell you:

  • What vessels are alongside and working.
  • How many containers are in their yard including the number of empties and imports.
  • The average truck turnaround time including how many appointments have been issued by DPWS versus how many booking appointments have been made by haulage companies.
  • How many vehicles are currently waiting in each transfer area to get their slot, using a traffic light system to indicate how busy landside operations are.

The aim of this service is to be open and transparent about performance and provide customers with a live view on how the terminal is performing.

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