IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS
Sydney Port Surcharges
Further to our previous notification in relation to the above, we are providing a further update as follows.
Despite the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) returning to full operations at all Port Botany container stevedoring operations,
Major international shipping lines are maintaining a ‘Port Botany Congestion Surcharge’ ranging from USD 285 to 350 per twenty foot equivalent unit (TEU) despite resumption of full operations and statements this week from all three stevedore executives suggesting successful finalisation of enterprise agreements could be achieved in coming weeks.
Shipping Australia Ltd (SAL) tempered this news with a commentary yesterday stating that ocean shipping and the landside container supply chain into and out of Sydney both remain extremely disrupted despite the ceasefire between the union and stevedores. The commentary clarified that while no visible queue of vessels exist, unfortunately significant costs are incurred by shipping lines anchored elsewhere around Australia or slow steaming to Port Botany.
For further details please contact your Account Manager.
ADM Global Pty Ltd