Further to our previous notice, we have some further notices regarding Sydney Port Congestion Surcharge & Industrial Action.
As anticipated, more carriers have followed MSC’s lead to apply a Sydney Port Congestion Surcharge (as noted in the below table). Empty Park Management and Industrial Action are major factors influencing the congestion caused in Sydney.
Import cargo: for vessel arrival on the 14 September and onward
Export cargo: from commercial date 14 September and onward
For Import cargo from U.S: from cargo possession on 8 October
For Export cargo to U.S: from cargo possession on 8 October
Export cargo for all vessels (non USA trades) departing Sydney on or after 17th September
Import cargo for all vessels (non USA trades) arriving Sydney on or after 17th September
Export cargo for all vessels (USA trades) departing Sydney on or after 10th October
Imports for all cargo received (USA trades) on or after 10th October
Export cargo for all vessels (non USA trades) departing Sydney on or after 16th September
Import cargo for all vessels (non USA trades) arriving Sydney on or after 16th September
Export cargo for all vessels (USA trades) departing Sydney on or after 16th October
Imports for all cargo received (USA trades) on or after 16th October
Export Cargo departing 21st September onwards
Import Cargo arriving 1st October onwards
Vessels omitting Sydney and discharging containers at Melbourne
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates received from any further carriers.
Patricks' Stevedores have announced work stoppages planned for Friday 18th September.
Patricks’ & DP World advises that there are projected vessel bunching issues as a result of Industrial action being experienced in Sydney. This factor, combined with current protected industrial action at the Melbourne terminal is expected to have a significant adverse impact on the operations of DP World from now until the end of the month and possibly for some time beyond that.
Please note the particular concern relating to refer container capacity. This operating sector has been singled out by the terminal as a particular area where its resources will be greatly stretched. As a result, we ask that all clients clearly communicate all reefer requirements well in advance to ensure that the terminals are able to adequately plan and deal with the day to day issues of handling refrigerated product.
Please keep in mind that although the above factors are out of our control, our team will do all we can to provide the standard of service that you expect from us.
We thank you for your ongoing support.
Should you have any enquiries, please contact your KTL Australia Customer Service Representative.