Evergreen announces suspension of operations at Iskenderun port due to severe earthquake damage
Evergreen Line has suspended all services at the port of Iskenderun due to the severe earthquake that devastated regions in Türkiye and Syria on Monday, 6 February 2023.
“Structural damage to the Port of Iskenderun will keep the facility closed for an undetermined period of time. Roads and logistics infrastructure within the area have also been damaged, causing all services to be suspended until operations can resume safely,” said the company in a statement.
Because of the circumstances, and in accordance with clause 21 of Evergreen Line’s Bill of Lading, in-transit cargo destined for discharge at Iskenderun will be off-loaded at Mersin Port located on the north-eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Mersin, southern Türkiye.
According to the company’s statement, Evergreen’s customers owning cargo headed for Iskenderun are advised to alter the discharge port to Mersin and collect their cargo as soon as feasible.
Evergreen noted that any COD (change of destination) fees will be waived until port operations resume normally.