Notification re Patricks East Swanson Dock

Dear Valued Client,

As you may be aware, there are currently major issues with Patricks East Swanson Dock.

Early on Monday morning, a straddle carrier tipped over putting the operator in Hospital. The Terminal was closed immediately for reasons of safety, and since has been intermittently closed and re-opening or operating with reduced labour.

This has caused massive congestion, that has led to many slots being cancelled – or not honoured. Last night we had delays in the order of 4-5 hours, which have continued on to day shift today.

It appears this has now lead to an industrial disputation, we have been advised the Patricks empty depot – Coode Park is now closed.

We would encourage you, if your containers are affected, to please contact your shipping line and ask for receival or delivery dates to be extended.

We are doing all we can to cover the workload, including running a extra shift early am on Friday (Anzac Day), in order to try to clear the backlog.

Should you require any further information regarding the issues at the Wharf or Coode Park, please contact your SILA Customer Service Representative.


Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service