Congestion in Sydney Empty Parks


To our valued customers,

We have received multiple notices today alerting industry that there are once again growing issues with Empty Container Park capacity.

Notice has been received that MSC Cooks River will not be able to accept 40ft containers and special equipment effective immediately, however many depots are experiencing issues as outlined below in the notice from Maersk.

Due to some depots not taking certain equipment we may see that the overflow causes congestion at other empty parks which will further exacerbate the issue.

NOTICE from Maersk

Maersk wishes to advise our customers that the industry-wide disruption in Australia has resulted in significant congestion at our empty container depots. To enable safe working conditions, our empty container depots have been forced to intermittently stop acceptance of empty containers into their yards.

Additionally, below is the latest update of our Sydney Depot Acceptance as of today 9th of February.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your local SILA representative, and we will continue monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

Thanks & kind regards

SILA Customer Service