Sydney Port Congestion - Schedule Disruption/Delays - Update # 2
As per previous advice around Sydney Port Congestion, please find below update applicable to both import/export cargo:
- Most carriers have now followed suit with the Port Congestion Surcharge of USD300/TEU (Hamburg Sud highest at USD350/TEU) and will either be charged at destination or applied to the freight rate from 14/9/20 until further notice
- LCL cargo Port Congestion Surcharge = USD15.00w/m or minimum USD15.00
- Some carriers have announced a temporary stoppage of accepting bookings to Sydney (Maersk/OOCL/Hamburg Sud)
- Some carriers will continue with port omissions and port rotations as necessary
"Currently, our Sydney Terminal is currently 12-14 days behind schedule, and it is forecast that the delays will increase due to the ongoing Protected Industrial Action. It is estimated that there is a backlog 35,000 containers waiting to be loaded or discharged at Patrick Terminals – Sydney. Patrick Terminals in Brisbane and Melbourne also have berthing delays in excess of five days."
Still heavy backlog/congestion, though we have received advice from DP World Australia that the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) will not be taking industrial action of any kind at their Port Botany terminal before 1 November 2020.
We will continue to keep our clients updated on their bookings, though if you have any queries or concerns in the meantime, please contact us.