Further to our notice earlier this week the Rail and Maritime Union of New Zealand (RMTU) has withdrawn its notice of an overtime ban (from 3 to 25 March) at Lyttelton Port.
Therefore Lyttelton Port will run normal operations this weekend including truck deliveries and receivals.However, RMTU strike notices remain in place for a full withdrawal of labour on 8-14 March.
- Cargo will be discharged in Tauranga and will continue south on the next available vessel that calls Lyttelton; and
- For urgent cargo sailing on the Laust Maersk, theywill offer an ad-hoc Change of Destination (COD) to Port Chalmers at no extra cost. Request must be made to Maersk no later than 5pm on Friday 2 March.
- Cargo will be accepted at Port Chalmers for the same vessel on the Southern Star service. Cargo receival cut-off 1200hrs 10 March.
- Cargo already delivered to Lyttelton will be held until the next available vessel.
- Following ex-cyclone Gita, Timaru port has suffered some silting in the channel which is greatly impacting the ability utilise Timaru as a contingency option for Lyttelton.
Our Customer Service team will be in contact with any customers affected by the strike and make associated contingency arrangements.