Oceania

June 19, 2024

On the ocean

Oceania import, export and coastal service remain in place, with the number of sailings offered reflective of the current market environment.

As we are currently in BMSB season, there is an additional risk for vessels found to be contaminated as they may incur additional delays on top of the existing challenges.

In ports and terminals

Ports across Australia remain heavily congested due to a large amount of cargo arriving with seed contamination. With most terminals across the country filling with quarantined cargo, we are working with local partners as well as our own processing facilities to secure additional capacity for import cargo.

Melbourne - Currently experiencing delays up to 2 days. Yard capacity is currently well below recent figures, though it can fluctuate significantly week to week.

Port Kembla - Congestion issues are currently minimal with delays no more than 1 day.

Brisbane - Currently experiencing delays up to 2 days, with some yard congestion and vessel bunching due to DAFF biosecurity inspections.

Fremantle - Currently delays are averaging 5-7 days, and delays are expected through the rest of June. Berthing schedule is currently dependent on available yard space near berths 11 and 12. Additional dredging continues near berths 11 and 12 to increase the draft depth to 11m until August.

Auckland - Currently experiencing delays up to 2 days, with the majority of vessels able to berth and work upon arrival.

New Caledonia -We have now been advised that the curfew and State of Emergency in New Caledonia/Noumea has been lifted, including the ban on discharge of unpacked vehicles, and consequently both ARMACUP and Wallenius Wilhelmsen will return to normal service.

At our equipment processing centers

Capacity remains tight across all of our sites, as volumes remain strong. In addition, global parts shortages are impacting our operations and are causing us to make some adjustments to our working schedules. Though we are working closely with our customers to have accurate forecasts for the remainder of the year. We also continue to make necessary investments to support our diverse and expansive customer base.

Inland distribution

Delays with road and rail transport continues to be a challenge, as equipment, labor and logistics congestion have caused customers to look at less traditional methods to move their cargo around the country. Haulers across multiple delivery modes (automotive, heavy haulage, linehaul etc.) are looking to invest in additional resources, equipment and also seek efficiency gains, to support the expected volumes.