DP World Melbourne – Disruption

Attention: Shipping Manager

We have received the following information from our industry body, FTA that significant disruptions are expected over the coming months at DP World – Melbourne terminal, due to the installation of drive on grids.  Please see below:-

“From 2200hrs on 18th February, the North Park grids will be closed off while works take place to install the final 2 blocks of drive on grids (GR1 & GR2).  These works will last 4 months. The capacity of road operations will be reduced to approx. 65% of standard operating capacity.

This will impact carriers’ ability to obtains slots and work during the preferred time of day shift. (this will impact carrier stack run requests as well for both full and empty runs) It will require carriers to spread their workload further into the evening shift, night shift and weekends to where additional capacity can be allocated.”

We will keep you updated with any further information.