The Kiel Canal will be closed for a minimum of two weeks because emergency maintenance is required. This will result in longer voyage times between European hub ports and the feeder ports in Finland. The alternative routing will be around Denmark.
Transit times will be approximately 20 hours longer than usual due to the closure.
Feeder companies reserve the right to charge a temporary surcharge of approximately EUR 20 per TEU for containers arriving in Finland from the beginning of week 11 and for export containers as of 08 March 2013.