What is the transit time, t/t time, between Bremerhaven Port and New York Port?

Transit time, which is abbreviated as t/t, is a maritime term describing the time that passes between port of loading and port of discharge. 

It is especially important for exporters and importers not only for calculating the arrival of the vessel to the importing port but also helps to eliminate any demurrage and detention charges. 

Bremerhaven Port, which is the second busiest container port of Germany, is the 25th biggest container port of the world as of 2013 statistics. 

Port of New York-New Jersey (Newark) is also one of the biggest east coast ports of the USA.

New York port is the 1st port of discharge for most container vessels, that come from Northern Europe. As a result the transit time between Bremerhaven Port and New York Port is a crucial piece of information for exporters and importers using this container freight route.

Let me try to show you the transit time between Hamburg Port and New York Port via different container liners as belows.

What is the transit time between Bremerhaven Port and New York Port via MSC?


MSC follows Bremerhaven, Felixstowe , Antwerp, Le Havre and New York Port route with its own container vessels. The transit time is around 14 days without transshipment.

MSC Carolina sailing schedule can be found below:
  • 2014 November 24th, New York 
  • 2014 November 16th, Le Havre 
  • 2014 November 14th, Antwerp 
  • 2014 November 12th, Felixstowe 
  • 2014 November 10th,  Bremerhaven 

What is the transit time between Bremerhaven Port and New York Port via OOCL?

OOCL follows Bremerhaven, Rotterdam , Halifax and New York Port route with its own container vessels. The transit time is around 10 days without transshipment from Bremerhaven Port, Germany to New York Port, USA.

OOCL's vessel sailing schedule example can be found below:
  • 2014 November 20th, New York 
  • 2014 November 18th, Halifax 
  • 2014 November 12th, Rotterdam 
  • 2014 November 10th,  Bremerhaven 

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