VIC Disruption due to Weather and Industrial Action
Due to severe weather in Victoria this morning, All Terminals and Empty Container Parks have been forced to close, cancelling all bookings until further notice. Several Empty Container Parks have also experienced container stacks toppling over due to the damaging winds.
Additionally to this, the Maritime Union is recommencing their program of rolling stoppages at Patrick East Swanson Dock from Monday 1st November 2021. Unfortunately, it appears that the slowdown has already commenced, with trucks averaging over 3-hour turn-around times at the terminal. As of 2am this morning, some carriers reported having an excess of 20 vehicles waiting at Patrick ESD to be serviced.
Carriers are endeavouring to navigate these challenges, however as a result of the disruption, via yard fees, waiting time and delayed deliveries / empty dehires may be experienced.
For further updates, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Key Account Manager at Henning Harders.