Oceania

updated as of 25 May 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

Melbourne and Port Kembla - The increase in Covid 19 Omicron cases, in combination with terminal congestion has, throughout January and is expected to throughout February, impact vessel operations negatively adding delays to our schedules.

Brisbane - We experience berth and yard congestions due to a high number of inbound vessel and cargo arrivals. We are observing slower than usual pick-up of inbound cargoes from the terminal, which is having a direct impact on our vessel operations due to a decrease in yard capacity to discharge cargoes.

Fremantle - In Western Australia, Covid-19 outbreaks have largely been minimized as borders have remained closed. However, we continue to experience significant delays due extremely high inbound volumes that is stretching berth and yard capacities and creates labor shortages. Waiting days for ships to come alongside are on average 5-7 days.

At our equipment processing centres

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.