Shipping terminal situation in Australia - Delays into Sydney



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To all our Valued Customers


Please find the attached update – current shipping terminal situation in Australia


In Summary:




Based on the outcome of a Protected Action Ballot Order (PABO) last week, the

Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) can now undertake work bans and stoppages

within 5 working days of notice provided to DPW.


At this time, however, the MUA have not tendered notice to DPW.


As such, no change where Protected Industrial Action (PIA) remains lifted for

Fremantle, Brisbane and Melbourne, but where work restrictions still apply for

Sydney, and berthing protocols continue until the PIA has been lifted.


Average delays in Sydney DPW now stand at 24 to 72 hours


Congestion due to the number of off-window vessels, impacting the berthing line-up.


Expected recovery now estimated by week 40, but remaining under close review.




Delays in Sydney now averaging between 12-14 days for the current week


The situation may unfortunately deteriorate further depending on the impact of PIA.


The already announced port omissions should help to improve the vessel line-up, however this area also remains under close review.


Please feel free to contact your Customer Solutions Representative, should you have any queries or concerns.


Keeping you updated,

BRi Customer Solutions Team

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