Dear Valued Customers,
Please see below update received from BRi Australia:
Unfortunately, we are seeing Industrial action from the stevedore union that will affect many ports over the coming week & especially impacting over the long weekend period.
Summary of actions below
The bans on overtime, shift extensions and work upgrades which is seeing vessel berthing delays rising to approx. 3.5 days in Sydney, and 2 days in Fremantle.
Work stoppages at the Patrick Brisbane Terminal have been notified also from 15 June to 17 June.
As experienced mid last year, berth delays have led to vessels making port rotation changes to avoid Sydney's congestion, throwing export receival plans into turmoil.
The work bans have meant there is a constant shifting of the sands on import container availability, export receival suspensions, and some truck servicing delays across some time zones.
Notified Protected Industrial Action (PIA) by the MUA of 12 hour stoppages (night shift cancelled), commencing Friday, 11 June:
Regrettably, this will impact all container transport operators operating landside night shift operations into VICT for import pick-ups and export deliveries.
This is likely to result in significant delays & added costs to the end user (importers/exporters).
We will be monitoring the situation closely & keep you updated as the week progresses.
Keeping you updated,
BRi Customer Solutions TeamBack to News Page