Update – Sydney Terminal & Empty Container Parks

Good Afternoon,

We would like to update Customers on the growing issues in Sydney. We have provided commentary on the previously available on our website here. The situation is becoming worse with information is being received that indicates most, if not all, Sydney Empty Container Parks (ECP’s) will be forced to close this afternoon due to being at capacity. In this scenario we will not be able to dehire containers until the congestion clears which will incur additional costs to importers, this has also been reported on in a previous notice here.

Vessel scheduling continues to be an large issue which is now being compounded by Vehicle Booking system stability and performance issues due to a recent upgrade,  Industrial Protect Action at Patrick Terminals as well as cancelation of Stack runs into the terminal. At this stage it is unclear how long the closures may last or when this congestion will ease however SILA will do our best to keep our customers informed and up to date as always.

Please do not hesitate to contact us of you need any further information.

Kind Regards,

SILA Global Customer Service