Due to the ongoing delays in Yantian, Shekou and now Nansha the Southern China ports are working at substantially below demand.
Each shipping line has advised there is between 25-35 vessels each either sitting off port or are being delayed in port with loading/unloading of containers.
We have been advised a number of vessels are now omitting Yantian and Shekou in their rotation which is only going to exacerbate the problems.
There was also a crane collapse and vessel collision in Kaohsiung which is also effecting the sailing schedules and rotations of vessel out of China.
This is a very fluid situation and continues to escalate the problems. Our partners in China are working towards using other ports but as we can see with Nansha as an example, the overall process is also adding stress and strain which means further delays.
We are continuing to monitor all situations and will provide updates as they come to hand.
Local “Protected Industrial Action” by the MUA:
The MUA has continued its action of stop work meetings to continue to push for closure on their negotiations with the terminal operators.
We have received notification from Victorian International Container Terminal of the following industrial action being taken by the MUA.
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 11th June
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 12th June
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 13th June
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 14th June
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 15th June
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 16th June
Our team in Melbourne will keep all of our clients updated if the above stoppages effect your deliveries or timeslot availabilities.
Take care and stay safe.