VICT Remains Closed Due to Continued Protests
Dear Valued Customers & Partners,
The Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) provided a detailed update yesterday (Sunday 21 January 2024) outlining the operational impacts caused by the protests that has closed Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at Webb Dock since Friday evening, 19 January 2024 - refer HERE
Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) have received advice that VICT remains closed until at least 2pm AEDT today. We await further advice from authorities and will provide further updates.
The latest update from VICT advised all slot bookings were cancelled over the weekend, through to 2pm today 22/01. No cargo has been able to move in or out of the terminal, and vessel schedules / export cut-off times are being reassessed.
D&D Worldwide Logistics would like to remind our clients that transport companies have communicated that surcharges for weekends, public holidays and after-hours will be applied as they strive to retrieve containers within their allotted free time.
These protests, bans & stoppages continue to significantly impact our services, and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility during this period. Our team is committed to minimising disruptions and ensuring the smoothest operations possible. We will keep you updated on any further developments.
We acknowledge the potential impact of these disruptions; however, please be advised that D&D Worldwide Logistics will not assume liability for any additional charges arising from these industrial actions.
Source: FTA - Freight & Trade Alliance