An application to Fair Work Australia (FWA) by DP World asking them to intervene on the current industrial action at Port Botany was due to be heard on Saturday, 19 September. The Maritime Union of Australia withdrew all industrial action prior to Saturday’s FWA hearing and have undertaken that there will be no further industrial action until I November 2020 as per the below release from DP World Chief Operating Officer Andrew Adam.
The withdrawal of industrial action is limited to DP World at present and whilst it will help with activity through Port Botany the other terminals operated by Patrick and Hutchinson are still subject to previously advised action and will continue to have impact on delays through Sydney ports.
Carriers operate through all terminals so we are unable to isolate carriers using DP World only.
At this point there is no news on discussions with Patrick and Hutchinson, we will update when and if information becomes available.