Shipment attention! The port of Sydney is congested, and the ship jumps to the port!
Empty containers increase yard congestion, Australia supply chain is hit
It is reported that Sydney's empty container storage area is full, which further hinders Australia's already tight supply chain. Since July, bad weather, sailing schedule changes and port strikes have all exacerbated congestion in Australian ports.
Last month, local freight forwarding company Sila Global stated that Sydney’s storage yard is “full and on the verge of collapse” and said in an email to customers that the situation is getting worse and that most ports are piled The field will be forced to close.
The freight forwarder said: "In this case, we will not be able to withdraw the container until the congestion is eliminated, which will bring additional costs to the importer."
"Ship scheduling is still a big issue, and the vehicle reservation system and performance issues, the recently upgraded Patrick Terminals strike action, and the issue of the cancellation of stacking to the terminal make the situation even more complicated."
"It is unclear how long the shutdown may last or when this congestion will ease."
The industry has used "crisis point" (crisis point) to describe the current bad situation in two days. Please pay attention to the following four points:
1. Shipping companies may impose port congestion charges USD300/20' USD600/40' on imported goods in Sydney.
2. Some shipping companies may unload imported containers from Sydney to Melbourne in the next few weeks, and they will be responsible for shipping them back.
3. The sailing schedule of Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane will be affected.
4. If you have goods to be imported, please avoid arriving in Sydney in the next three to four weeks.