SEQ Flood Event – Port of Brisbane Disruptions

Dear Valued Customers & Partners,

We have received an update from our transport partners about the serious impact the SEQ flood event is having on logistics and port operations in Brisbane.

The significant flooding event in SE Queensland is having a negative impact on container logistics operations through the Port of Brisbane.

Vessel operations in the Port of Brisbane has been suspended by the Regional Harbour Master while the situation with debris coming down the Brisbane River is assessed. This will have impacts on vessel export receival times and import availabilities.

The Port of Brisbane is reporting that there have been some minor damage on a number of port roads, but that there are no access restrictions on roads in the Port at present.

The Port of Brisbane has issued an update which can be viewed: HERE

Landside logistics operations are being disrupted with drivers and other workers unable to attend work due to road restrictions, and/or yards inundated by flood waters. Also, numerous customers’ premises and warehouses have been affected and are reported as closed.

Regional routes have also been impacted such as to Ipswich and Toowoomba.

Our team will be in contact regarding any changes to slotting or delivery arrangements affected by the current situation. If you can also please advise our team asap regarding any customer site closures or delivery changes that may need to be made, that would be greatly appreciated.

There will undoubtedly be some disruption in the coming days due to changing vessel availabilities, road closures, site closures etc., but please be assured we will endeavour to do our very best to provide continued support and service to our customers during this challenging time.

We hope everyone is staying safe during this unprecedented weather event.

Thank you,

SILA Global Pty Ltd