Patrick Terminals Industrial Action
To our Valued Customers,
Patrick Terminals has announced that following a successful Protected Action Ballot Order voted on through the Fair Work Commission by Patrick employees, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has advised Patrick of Protected Industrial Action in each of its container terminals in Australia commencing from Friday, 4th September for an indefinite period in Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle, and from 7th September in Melbourne.
The actions include various work bans on ships and in the terminals, and work stoppages of various lengths of time depending on the terminal.
These work bans and stoppages will have a negative flow-on effect to landside logistics operations in terms of both full imports and full exports, as well as empty container management and the opportunities for empty container evacuations by shipping lines.
Many are aware of the severe difficulties with empty container management and empty evacuations by shipping lines in Port Botany. These difficulties may start to manifest themselves in the other ports as well, leading to congestion in Empty Container Parks and poor truck servicing turn times. CTAA and its Alliance companies in each State will be monitoring this situation very closely.
Thank you for your continued support, we will keep you updated with any further development. Should you have any queries or questions, please feel free to contact your Customer Solutions Representative.
Keeping you updated,
BRi Customer Solutions Team
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