Further to IFCBAA notices and updates regarding the ongoing issues at Patrick Terminals, an additional employee has tested positive for COVID-19 at Patrick Terminals - Melbourne.
In total, 109 employees in Patrick Terminals – Melbourne workforce are unavailable to be allocated to work and must serve a 14-day isolation period.
This includes 22 close contacts from the first identified COVID-19 case. All 31 casual contacts identified from the first case have since received negative results and have been cleared to return to work.
Delays at the Patrick Terminals - Melbourne are expected to increase exponentially as a result of these positive COVID-19 cases.
Both Sydney and Fremantle terminals are experiencing delays. Vessels are berthing up to 4 days behind schedule and delays will likely increase to 7-10 days by mid-October due to the Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA’s) industrial action and the impact of the COVID-19 isolation periods.
We continue to monitor the situation closely. Please contact our Customer teams with any enquiries relating to specific bookings.