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Industrial Action and Stop Work Meetings

Maritime Union of Australia’s Industrial Action Against Svitzer: Maritime Union of Australia’s Industrial Action has now slowly spread from port terminals to tug boat operator Svitzer, which provides crucial towage services to vessels arriving and departing all major ports

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Current Shipping Situation and Patrick Terminal Brisbane Upgrade

Current Shipping Situation: Despite having no industrial action for a while now, the situation at Sydney port has not returned to completely normal levels. There are still extensive delays for vessel berthing at terminals with DPW terminal facing 4-5

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Industrial Action Update and Current Space Situation

Attention: Shipping Manager Industrial Action Update (Fremantle and Sydney): We were notified earlier today by our truckers in Perth regarding the industrial action at DP World Terminal Fremantle. MUA’s action today at DP World terminal was in the form

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Hutchison Terminal Industrial Action and Equipment Shortage in China

Attention: Shipping Manager Industrial Action Update: Less than a month after Maritime Union of Australia withdrew its Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals Sydney, MUA has given a notice to Hutchison Terminal Port Botany for its intent to carry out

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Industry Update – October 2020

Attention: Shipping Manager Current situation at Sydney port Below is an update received from Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) in relation to the current situation at Sydney ports as of Monday:- There is 1 container vessel waiting to enter

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OOCL resumes bookings to Australia (Excluding Sydney)

Further to our email from 29th September advising about OOCL’s South bound booking suspension from/connecting via South East Asia, we are pleased to advise that OOCL have restarted their bookings with immediate effect. This is applicable for all Australian

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MUA to End Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals

After a long battle, there is some positive news coming out regarding the dispute between Patrick Terminals and Maritime Union of Australia. We have just received an update from FTA advising that Maritime Union of Australia will immediately end

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Melbourne/Brisbane Port Congestion Surcharge and other relevant updates

Attention: Shipping Manager First Shipping Line to Introduce Port Congestion Surcharge for Melbourne/Brisbane ports: After Sydney, the issues relating to Port Congestion and Industrial strikes have now reached the ports of Melbourne and Brisbane. MSC is the first carrier

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Space Situation Ex South East Asia to Australia

Attention: Shipping Manager Further to our notice earlier today, we would like to update you regarding space issues on South East Asia to Australia service. Due to the current industrial relation issues affecting Sydney terminal and a reduced number

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OOCL Booking Suspension and other Carriers Limiting Cargo Volume to Sydney

Attention: Shipping Manager We just heard from our German partner overnight that they received a notice from their local OOCL office in Germany advising about the Suspension of South Bound Bookings to Australia. The reason given was similar to

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