NSW Ports and Delays – The latest update

Here’s the latest in relation to the NSW ports strike and delays, with thanks to the FTA:

  • There is 1 container vessel waiting to enter Port Botany, 2 container vessels approaching the boarding ground and 6 container vessels at berth. Some vessels have changed the order of their port calls to minimise waiting time.
  • There are 4 vessels that are still scheduled to omit Port Botany, with no new omissions announced in the past week.
  • DP World Australia and Patrick Terminals have more cranes in operation and greater throughput through their terminals.
  • DP World and Hutchison are permitting shipping lines to exceed proforma window exchanges, by agreement, to assist with the evacuation of empty containers. The trade-off being a 1-2 day delay to berth at the terminal at the present time.
  • In terms of clearing the ‘backlog’ of vessels and containers at Port Botany we understand that DP World Australia will have cleared the backlog within the next 10-14 days and Patrick Terminals is experiencing up to 21 days delay in scheduled vessel arrivals.
  • There are containers that have been delivered, or are en-route to Port of Melbourne, and will need to be transhipped to Port Botany.  We understand that process could add up to 3-4 weeks.

Thank you—as ever we will endeavour to keep you updated on the lastest freight, forwarding and shipping news.