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Vessel Delay Notice

Vessels continue to be delayed at both origin and destination ports in Australia due to ongoing congestion on the Australian coastline. 

Whilst industrial action has been limited in recent weeks, we await updates to the current negotiations between Patrick and MUA.  The MUA agreed to cease any protected action until 1 December while negotiations continued.  There has been no agreed outcome and industrial action has not yet resumed.

Port congestion is worsening in Auckland with vessels being diverted under Force Majeure to alternative ports to Auckland and together with port omissions are creating havoc with export and import schedules.  Carriers are significantly reducing new bookings on vessels while they deal with the huge backlog that has formed.  ANL has ceased all bookings due to significant backlogs and has reportedly over booked 700 TEU on a vessel. 

Hamburg Sud has advised:

ANL Warrnambool V47 is delayed 11 days and will omit Auckland

Synergy Oakland V48 is delayed 12 days and will omit Auckland

Synergy Keelung V44 is delayed 12 days berthing in Auckland

ANL Tongala V45S is delayed 12 days berthing  Auckland berth

Cosco Indonesia V098N from China will change rotation and now call Melbourne prior to Sydney in order to mitigate expected delays due to ongoing berth congestion. 

 
Initial schedule
ETA MEL
17 Dec
ETA SYD
15 Dec
ETA BNE
20 Dec
 
Revised schedule
ETA MEL
15 Dec
ETA SYD
19 Dec
ETA BNE
22 Dec


Cosco Singapore V148S/N
from South East Asia is delayed on its movement along the coastline due to port congestion in Melbourne,

 
Initial schedule
ETA SYD
11 Dec
ETA MEL
15 Dec
ETA ADL
15 Dec
ETA FRE
05 Dec
 
Revised schedule
ETA SYD
11 Dec
ETA MEL
17 Dec
ETA ADL
20 Dec
ETA FRE
OMIT


OOCL TEXAS V176S
from South East will be further delayed due to port congestion in Melbourne

 
Initial schedule
ETA MEL
09 Dec
ETA FRE
30 Nov
 
Revised schedule
ETA MEL
11 Dec
ETA FRE
17 Dec

 

Carriers will continue take corrective action to try to avoid further delays by changing port rotations and omitting ports on export voyages and future import voyages.  All carriers and trade lanes are being impacted and consequently all vessels to and from Australia will continue to see small and large delays often at very short notice.

We understand that this is creating major disruptions however it is an industry wide scenario that we are unable to control.  We will continue to update as quickly as possible via our reporting and advices from our sales and customer service teams and our delay notices.