DP World have announced that members of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) have outlined a further series of work bans and stoppages from Monday 6 November to Monday 13 November.
Impacted locations and actions
- Melbourne: There will be intermittent work stoppages of 2 hours, bans on overtime, shift extensions, and various other restrictions.
- Sydney: Stoppages of work of 1 hour and 24 hours on specific dates, along with bans on handling certain vessels, overtime, and other restrictions.
- Brisbane: 2-hour work stoppages, a 24-hour stoppage, bans on handling certain vessels, overtime, and more.
- Fremantle: 2-hour work stoppages and bans on handling ships for 8 hours, among other restrictions.
WA industrial action, DP World & Patrick Terminals
Below communication from DP World and Patrick Terminals regarding to stoppages and closures at both Terminals in the coming days:
Please note that DPW don’t have any R&D operations happening today 31/10, Friday 3/11 and on Monday 6/11 with continued 2hr stoppages each day @ 0400, 1200 and 2000 from 30/10 - 13/11
Patrick Terminals will be closed due a full site power shutdown on Tuesday 7 November 2023 from 0700 through to 02300hrs. Additionally, they will also have an authorised MUA stopwork meeting Monday 6 November 2023 from 14:00hrs to 16:00hrs. Terminal gates will be closed from 13:40hrs through to 15:40hrs
Also note that Cargolink is closed all day today (31/10). We are working with shipping lines to find alternative dehire parks.
VIC, DPW closure notice – Sunday 5 November and Tuesday 7 November, Melbourne Cup Day
Due to protected industrial action DPW will not be open for road operations on Sunday 5 November for night shift (2200hrs-0600hrs), Slots will not drop for these zones.
This closure will be in conjunction with the existing 2hr stoppages previously advertised, which means the last zone on Sunday 5 November will be 1800hrs.
This is in addition to 24hr ban advertised for the road effective Monday 6 November from 0600hrs – Tue 7 November 0600hrs.
On top of this the road will NOT open at 0600hrs on Tue 7 November (MELBOURNE CUP DAY). Operations will re-commence that night of 7 November at 2200hrs.
We will as we have been attempting to do, give as much time as possible for export receivals where the schedule allows, this will be something we will monitor daily but will be subject to decisions made on vessel schedules.
We will grant an extra free day import availability for the vessels that will be impacted at this time over Melbourne Cup day from 3 days to 4. Those vessels are unknown currently but will be posted on the R&D schedule.
We hope this will reduce the costs on the carrier industry by enabling the industry to mitigate working the public holidays
In summary the road will be closed for a 48hr period from 2200hrs Sunday 5 November until Tue 7 November 2200hrs.
Note from Ligentia:
Unfortunately we have been experiencing excessive delays as a consequences of the industrial action at DPW over the past week. Delivery services, slot availability, the return of empty containers and turnaround times have been significantly affected.
While we will do everything possible to manage all containers to the best of our ability, we will have no choice but have to pass on any additional costs incurred.