Carriers continue to pursue strategic measures to influence capacity supply from all North East Asia, South East Asia and Indian Sub-Continent origins into Oceania destinations. These measures include ongoing blank sailings, a strategy set to persist throughout November and into December, alongside port bypassing and slow steaming.
Ongoing industrial actions on the Australian waterfront, projected to extend into December, are compounding challenges in maintaining the integrity of vessel scheduling. This is leading to late returns of vessels to source loading ports from Australia, along with significant delays domestically in clearing containers from terminals due to backlogs and port congestion caused by same.
With heightened demand for ocean freight from North East Asia, South East Asia, and the Indian Sub-Continent, there has been a notable accumulation of a substantial roll-over pool. Consequently, this accumulation has caused significant congestion and extended delays of up to four weeks at origin load ports and crucial transhipment hubs, including Singapore, Port Kelang, and Busan in shipments destined for Australia and New Zealand.
As we continue to navigate through these supply chain disruptions, alongside you, we’d like to stress the importance of providing advance notice for upcoming bookings. Doing so will play a pivotal role in mitigating the impact of these delays on your supply chain.
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Should you have any enquiries or require additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your dedicated Customer Success Manager, who will be more than happy to assist you in navigating these challenging circumstances successfully.