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Vessel Delay Notice

Vessels are still continuing to be delayed on calls through Australian ports gernally caused by:

  • Congestion building in Port Kelang and Singapore impacting on schedules from South East Asia
  • Shanghai congestion impacting on northern China vessels,
  • West Coast USA congestion; and
  • The ongoing major delay in Auckland.

While there has been no further industrial action from our previous alert Patrick Terminal and MUA are still yet to reach and Employment agreement and so there is a possibility it could resume in the new year upsetting the trending toward improved berthing.

DP world is operating 2 to 3 days delay with a view to see further improvement through January.  Patrick terminal is operating 10 to 11 days delay in berthing and processing with a view to that reducing below 5 days post – Christmas.

The following delays or changes to vessels have been reported.

COSCO FELIXSTOWE V.162N from China will change rotation calling Melbourne - Sydney - Brisbane due to port congestion.

 
Initial schedule
ETA MEL
02 Jan
ETA SYD
31 Dec
ETA BNE
03 Jan
 
Revised schedule
ETA MEL
02 Jan
ETA SYD
05 Jan
ETA BNE
08 Jan

 

CMA CGM PUCCINI V.050N from South East Asia is 1 week delayed on arrival to Australia due to bad weather and Christmas holiday closure.  To mitigate the delay, she will now do a rotation change and call BNE - MEL - SYD instead of normal rotation BNE - SYD - MEL.

 
Initial schedule
ETA BNE
29 Dec
ETA MEL
04 Jan
ETA SYD
02 Jan
 
Revised schedule
ETA BNE
26 Dec
ETA MEL
30 Dec
ETA SYD
08 Jan

 

CMA CGM Chopin V.113N/113S from Europe due to Sydney berth congestion, Christmas and New Year holidays, schedules for Sydney and Brisbane are to be confirmed.

 
Initial schedule
ETA MEL
27 Dec
ETA SYD
05 Jan
ETA BNE
05 Jan
 
Revised schedule
ETA MEL
28 Dec
ETA SYD
TBA
ETA BNE
TBA

 

Seaspan New Delhi V.051S/N from South East due to the delays from the previous voyage, vessel will omit Adelaide to enable schedule recovery  

 
Initial schedule
ETA BNE
26 Dec
ETA SYD
22 Dec
ETA MEL
27 Dec
ETA ADL
OMIT
 
Revised schedule
ETA BNE
27 Dec
ETA SYD
30 Dec
ETA MEL
03 Jan
ETA ADL
OMIT

 

OOCL Yokohama V.158S/N from China due to the severe port congestion in Melbourne, vessel will change port rotation to call Brisbane before Melbourne.

 
Initial schedule
ETA BNE
25 Dec
ETA MEL
21 Dec
ETA SYD
OMIT
 
Revised schedule
ETA BNE
22 Dec
ETA MEL
28 Dec
ETA SYD
OMIT

 

OOCL Italy V.107S/N from China will change rotation to call Melbourne before Sydney  

 
Initial schedule
ETA MEL
17 Dec
ETA SYD
20 Dec
ETA BNE
24 Dec
 
Revised schedule
ETA MEL
18 Dec
ETA SYD
21 Dec
ETA BNE
26 Dec

 

Hamburg Sud advises of following omission and delays to vessels:

West Coast and NZ service

Synergy Oakland 48N delayed 12 days into Tauranga

Synergy Keelung 49N delayed 15 days into Sydney

ANL Tongala 45S delayed 11 days into Sydney

Debussy 46S delayed 10  days into Sydney

London Express 47S delayed 6 days into Auckland

East Coast USA

Spirit of Auckland 48N delayed  7 days to NZ ports

Australia to South East Asia

Northern Jaguar 47N Omitted Sydney

Maersk Surabaya 48N Omitted Adelaide

CMA CGM Ural 49N  delayed from days into Melbourne

Conti Stockholm 46N delayed 21 days to Fremantle, omits Jakarta

AL Kronos 47N delayed 25 days to Sydney , omits Adelaide

CMA CGM Bellini 48N  delayed 13 days into Melbourne

GSL Christel Elisabeth 49N delayed 16 days to Brisbane and will swap port rotation Melbourne first then Sydney

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.