2nd Update: East Coast Inclement Weather & Flash Flooding

To Valued Customers & Partners,

As this unprecedented East Coast Low continues to bring heavy rainfall and damaging winds, it’s our industry, and supply chain that are once again severely impacted. Many NSW depots, roads & access points have received heavy rainfall and flooded as a result severely impacting operations. SEQ is also receiving a drenching this week albeit not as impactful on operations as what we are seeing in Sydney.

Additionally, we have received notice that all freight rail services have ceased between Port Botany and Newcastle and will remain closed for several days. This will result in a backlog of freight getting to and from the terminals. We will endeavour to collect & deliver to the terminals to meet cut-off times for vessels although vessels are also experiencing delays.

The current forecast is predicting that the services will remain canceled for a couple of days until the situation has eased and lines can be inspected and certified. As a result, unpack, delivery and de-hire delays are inevitable, so please be mindful and ensure your end receivers are well informed of the same. Whilst best efforts will be made, we cannot be held liable for storage at the wharf/detention or other associated cost accrued due to the weather event.

Related Articles:

Efforts to move cargo ship stranded off Sydney suspended after tow lines snap in wild weather | Australia weather | The Guardian
+ Sydney Weather: Hundreds evacuated as rain and winds lash Sydney, NSW Central Coast and Hunter | Daily Mail Online
+ Sydney weather: Suburbs at risk of flooding, road closures, train updates | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

As always, SILA Global & our dedicated team are working hard to minimise the impact and we appreciate your patience & understanding during these difficult, unprecedented times.

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