Landside Congestion & COVID Impacts on Delivery Services

To Valued Customers & Partners,

Severe congestion and delays at empty parks are impacting the de-hire of containers. Some empty parks are rejecting & redirecting containers due to capacity issues, which, in most cases, isn’t known until drivers are arriving at the gates.

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) have received extensive examples from members in terms of the current diabolical state of Australia’s maritime logistics systems.

Further to our earlier submissions and evidence provided to the Productivity Commission, we thought we would give them a little more light reading overnight on landside congestion – refer HERE

In addition, we are receiving updates from transport partners that positive COVID results are impacting their already strained day-to-day processes, especially in WA. Multiple truck drivers, administration staff (in various departments), container forklift operators, container unpackers, etc are receiving positive COVID results and being required to isolate causing significant delays in general customer service & container unpack / cargo deliveries.

We ask that you please pass this information on to your delivery locations.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and kindness to staff through this period.

In the meantime, should you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your SILA Sales representative.

Thank you,

SILA Global Pty Ltd