Following the very sad news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the UK Government has announced that Monday 19th September, the date of her state funeral, will be a national bank holiday.

To allow our UK colleagues to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign, Sealand Maersk will be operating with very limited staff, which means our phone lines will be closed all day on Monday 19th September and emails will be be responded to with delay.

Meanwhile, the current port operating information we have at present as follows;

  • Port of Felixstowe will be closed from 7am to 7pm Monday 19th September.
  • London Gateway will remain in full operation, except between the hours of 10am and 1pm when operations will be paused.

With limited staff and port closures across the UK, Sealand Maersk is currently not accepting any further haulage bookings on Monday 19th or Tuesday 20th September. To find out the next available date for new bookings, please check here.

If you already have a haulage booking with us, your local Customer Experience representative will be in touch with you as soon as possible to confirm delivery or collection plans for your cargo. Bank Holiday surcharges will be applicable to all cargo in transit for deliveries and collections that we are able to fulfil on Monday 19th September. Dates for bookings can be amended with your local Customer Experience representative and will be accommodated whenever possible, although no additional free time will be granted.

Thank you for your trust and understanding. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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