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POAL Christmas & New Year Operating Hours 2023/2024

Good afternoon

Please find below our Hours of Operation for the Port over the forthcoming Christmas and New Year period.

We ask for ALL customers/stakeholders to do their very best please to ensure cargo flow is not hampered over this time. If cargo is not moved off port throughout the holiday period then we will suffer significant congestion across the Port which will mean vessels post the holiday period will be delayed.

The times specified below are subject to change upon operational demands and confirmation of vessel schedules:  


For rail: please check with your rail service provider as to what services will be running to and from the port. If road carriers wish to work outside of these Receival and Delivery hours, please contact the Transport Co-ordinators to discuss options.

Import demurrage:
Import Demurrage free days as per our price schedule – 25th 26th December and 1st 2nd January will be additional free days if they fall within your demurrage free time. Hazardous Storage allowable dwell time and reefer power & monitoring remain the same. Please contact Customer Service, if you have Dangerous Goods container queries.

Important note:

Fergusson R & D - If the R&D operating hours change, based on demand, we will provide a further update.

Multi-cargo R&D operating hours – the stated 'closed days' are subject to change depending upon the Shipping Line and their stevedores decision for operations. Shipping Lines will advise customers and we will send out a notification if  we are advised of any changes.

Wishing all our customers a Very Happy and Safe Festive Season