Further to yesterday’s update advising of further delays as a result of the Zarnata Express V 1S/1N needing to undertake urgent repairs we have been notified by Zim Lines that the vessel will terminate in Melbourne. They have advised that all Sydney and Brisbane bound containers will discharge in Melbourne that they will have a transhipment vessel take the containers to the final ports however that will not be until after Christmas.
Alternatively, they will make the containers available for collection by importers in Melbourne to complete their own delivery to Sydney or Brisbane. They have not confirmed when the discharge operation will commence.
We will update urgently as we hear more.
ACA International will be in contact with you if you have Sydney or Brisbane bound containers to confirm what action you would like to take.