Oceania

updated as of 22 December 2022

On the ocean

Oceania import, export and coastal service remain in place, with the number of sailings offered reflective of the current market environment.

As we are currently in BMSB season, there is an additional risk for vessels found to be contaminated as they may incur additional delays on top of the existing challenges.

In ports and terminals

Auckland - Regular delays due to berth congestion, hard to predict as very dependent on time of arrival however currently between 1-3 days should be expected.

Melbourne - Terminal congestion continues to be an issue, while there are no major berthing delays operations tend to be slow due to limited space available for discharge. Current terminal congestion issues are causing around 1 day delay on vessels.

Port Kembla - Experiencing some terminal congestion which is causing minor delays, no ongoing issues.

Brisbane - Berth congestion continues to be a challenge however situation is slightly improved from the last 2 weeks, delays are reduced to 3-4 days where we were previously experiencing delays of up to a week.

Fremantle - Delays are expected over the next couple of weeks due to vessel bunching, once one vessel departs, it takes 3 to 4 days to clear the wharf before the next vessel can berth. Delays of anywhere between 0-10 days should be expected and this largely depends on time of arrival and other vessels arriving around that time.

At our equipment processing centers

Operations: We are maintaining our processing services and all our sites are fully operational. We continue to uphold precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all on site.

Given the close proximity of our EPCs to the ports, we are using our staff and facilities where possible to mitigate port challenges. Customers needing support in getting products off terminals for storage or other value add services inside our Technical Services facilities are encouraged to reach out to us.

Inland distribution

We continue to maintain our inland distribution services for customers unaffected by Covid-19. Local supply chain requirements have felt some impact in the trucking segment, with demand reducing.