03 June 2020

On the ocean

Oceania export and coastal sailings remain in place, although schedule reductions and adjustments are still to be expected the coming months. These schedule adjustments are a result of continuing reductions of inbound cargo volumes to Oceania which in turn have an adverse effect on the number and frequency of export and coastal sailings available.

In ports and terminals

All ports called by WW Ocean vessels in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Tahiti) are open and operating, and strict Covid-19 safety measures are in place for each respective port and/or terminal. The measures in place are aligned with local and federal government authorities where applicable.

Our terminal in Melbourne is open and operational. We are taking a precautionary approach to safeguard the health and safety of our employees, terminal users, business partners and members of the public, whilst striving to minimise operational impact. As a result, all visitors to the terminal will be required to complete a short questionnaire.

At our equipment processing centres

Operations: We are maintaining our processing services and with all sites fully operational. We ask that you only request to visit a site for business-critical purposes to ensure the health and safety of you and our staff.

Inland distribution

We are maintaining our inland distribution services for customers unaffected by Covid-19. Local supply chain requirements have felt some impact in the trucking segment.

At our offices

Where possible, all office-based staff continue to work from home.

All operational WW Ocean staff across Australia and New Zealand, whilst also working from home, are attending vessels as per normal albeit with additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the safety of employees, stevedores and crew.